Disclosure—practical tips on conducting a reasonable search (standard disclosure)
Disclosure—practical tips on conducting a reasonable search (standard disclosure)

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

  • Disclosure—practical tips on conducting a reasonable search (standard disclosure)
  • General
  • Cost-Shifting

This Practice Note sets out practical tips for conducting a reasonable search for standard disclosure under CPR 31.7 such as timing, use of the electronic disclosure questionnaire (EDQ), strategy, proportionality, co-operation and collaboration. Cost shifting is also considered ie shifting the costs to the other party through the court ordering the costs associated with disclosure (or part of it, such as restoration), be apportioned between the parties.

This Practice Note ought to be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:

  1. Disclosure—introduction—Conducting the disclosure exercise—practical tips

  2. Disclosure—standard disclosure and the reasonable search

  3. Disclosure—processing the documents

Note: this Practice Note does not cov