Disclosure obligations in multi-track claims
Disclosure obligations in multi-track claims

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

  • Disclosure obligations in multi-track claims
  • Non-PI multi-track cases
  • Business and Property Court claims
  • Impact of the disclosure order
  • Parties’ obligations before the case management conference (CMC)
  • Preparing the disclosure report (Form N263)
  • By seven days before the CMC
  • Preparing for the CMC
  • The CMC
  • Court specific guidance

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 Court specific guidance.

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with:

  1. Practice Note: Disclosure ‘menu’ in multi track claims which covers the disclosure orders the court can make and the disclosure directions it can give

  2. Disclosure under CPR 31—pre-action considerations—checklist and Disclosure considerations under CPR 31 after proceedings have started—checklist

  3. other content on disclosure which can easily be accessed through Disclosure—overview

This Practice Note provides guidance on disclosure under CPR 31.5. These provisions only relate to multi-track cases which do not include a claim in personal injury. For information on disclosure in other claims to which CPR 31 applies, including the parties’ obligations, electronic disclosure, privilege, etc see: Disclosure—overview. For information on case management and steps to be taken before any case management conference (CMC) generally, see: Case management—overview and Case management—checklist.

For background information on the need for, the purpose of and a summary of the April 2013 ‘Jackson Reforms' to disclosure, see Practice Note: Disclosure—Jackson Reforms [Archived].

Non-PI multi-track cases

For multi-track claims (which do not involve a claim for personal injury), consider:

  1. the various steps required before first CMC—these include giving