The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
ARCHIVED: NOTE: SAVE FOR WHERE A DEFENCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BEFORE 1 APRIL 2013, THIS PRACTICE NOTE IS FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. For guidance on the current provisions, see Practice Notes: Directions questionnaires and Allocation of claims to a track.
Since 1 April 2013 allocation questionnaires have been replaced with directions questionnaires where 'a defence is received' on or after 1 April 2013. What is not clear is:
whether 'received' means by the court rather than by the other parties and/or
whether 'a defence' means that, in the case of multi-defendants, the new provisions will apply where any of the defendants files its defence on or after 1
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