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This Practice Note considers the disclosure pilot scheme which applies across the Business and Property Courts as of 1 January 2019. The disclosure pilot scheme was introduced to address the perceived excess cost, scale and complexity of the disclosure process.
CPR PD 51U not only contains the disclosure rules governing the pilot scheme, but also the Disclosure Review Document (Appendix 2 to CPR PD 51U), the Certificate of Compliance (Appendix 3 to CPR PD 51U,) and the Disclosure Certificate (Appendix 4 to CPR PD 51U). These documents can also be found in the orange speech bubble on the right-hand side.
For a timetable that sets out the main steps regarding disclosure to be taken in proceedings that fall within the disclosure pilot, see Checklist: Timetable for disclosure—Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot. For guidance on costs recovery when dealing with proceedings under the disclosure pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Disclosure pilot scheme—costs recovery.
The mandatory pilot scheme applies across the Business and Property Courts in the Rolls Building in London and in Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool. From the commencement date (1 January 2019), the pilot applies to existing and new proceedings (see also below).
The pilot does not apply in the County Court, although this may be reviewed in
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