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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. A new mandatory two-year disclosure pilot scheme will take place from January 2019 in the Business and Property Courts, governed by the provisions of the new CPR PD 51U. However, practitioners will need to consider the provisions of the disclosure pilot now and possibly take measures before next year when dealing with current or threatened proceedings. These FAQs cover some of the practical issues practitioners might face in the run up to the disclosure pilot scheme before January 2019.
For further guidance on the disclosure pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme and Checklist: Timetable for disclosure—Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot.
From 1 January 2019, the mandatory disclosure pilot scheme will apply across the Business and Property Courts in the Rolls Building in London and in Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool. There are certain exceptions, such as for competition claims—for more details see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme—‘Where will the disclosure pilot be rolled out?’.
Yes—the disclosure pilot scheme will apply to existing proceedings. This means that should your current case be subject to
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