Disclosure ‘menu’ in multi track claims
Disclosure ‘menu’ in multi track claims

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

  • Disclosure ‘menu’ in multi track claims
  • ‘Menu’ of disclosure orders—Rule 31.5(7)
  • Disclosure directions
  • Potential issues under Rule 31.5(7)
  • Court specific guidance

This Practice Note provides guidance on the menu of disclosure options under CPR 31.5(7) and CPR 31.5(8) which apply to non-personal injury claims proceeding on the multi-track and came into force under the Jackson Reforms. This guidance should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Disclosure obligations in multi track claims which covers the steps parties need to take before the first case management conference (CMC).

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.

Note that this Practice Note relates to the disclosure menu in multi track claims which is separate from the disclosure pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts under CPR PD 51U, in force as of 1 January 2019—for further guidance on the pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme.

Claims started on or after 1 October 2015 in the Business and Property Courts may be suitable for and/or be subject to one or both of the schemes operating under CPR PD 57AB, namely the shorter trials scheme and/or the flexible trials scheme. For more information on these schemes, see Practice Notes: Business and Property Courts—shorter trials scheme for claims issued on or after