Application hearings
Application hearings

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Application hearings
  • Application hearings—coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Preparing for the hearing
  • Application bundles
  • Who prepares the application bundle?
  • Application bundle—contents
  • When does the application bundle have to be filed?
  • Removing bundles after a hearing
  • CE-File (electronic working)
  • At the hearing
  • More...

This Practice Note provides guidance on application hearings under Part 23 of the CPR. It includes practical tips on how to prepare for an application hearing, with reference to electronic filing (e-filing), guidance on how to prepare the court bundle and relevant case law on application bundles, as well as guidance on what to expect at the hearing itself. Finally, this Practice Note addresses non-attendance by a party under rule 23.11 of the CPR, hearings involving one or more unrepresented parties under rule 3.1A and costs in interim applications.

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.

Parties should consider whether their application can be dealt with on the papers as opposed to requiring an oral hearing. For details on the types of hearings where a paper determination may be appropriate or the default position, together with guidance on such applications, see Practice Note: Applications without hearings.

For guidance on remote attendance at court via video-conferencing or telephone hearings, see Practice Note: Remote hearings in civil proceedings via video-conferencing and telephone.

The rest of this Practice Note proceeds on the basis that an oral hearing at court is required for the application.

Application hearings—coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the

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