The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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. The rest of this Practice Note proceeds on the basis that an oral hearing, whether in court or via telephone or video conference, is required.
Once a party has made an application requesting a hearing, the court will notify the applicant of the time, date and place for the hearing and may at the same time give directions as to the filing of evidence.
You will also need to consider the preparation of the following in advance of the application hearing:
statement of costs—where required, the parties must file a statement of costs prior to the application hearing. See Practice Note: Summary assessment—statement of costs
application bundle (see further below)
list of issues and persons involved
list of authorities
draft order (if this has not already
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