Dispute Resolution—judicial practice notes and guidance

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

  • Dispute Resolution—judicial practice notes and guidance
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Starting and progressing a claim
  • Disclosure pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts (CPR PD 51U)
  • Witness evidence
  • Applications, hearings and trial
  • Judgments and orders
  • Contempt of court

Dispute Resolution—judicial practice notes and guidance

This Practice Note contains current judicial Practice Notes and judicial guidance of interest to Dispute Resolution lawyers, which apply in the Chancery Division, Commercial Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Business and Property Courts, Senior Courts Costs Office and the Rolls Building. It covers starting and progressing a claim, trial, making applications and the disclosure pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts under CPR PD 51U.

To see the court guides for the individual specialist courts, see Practice Note: Court guides and other guidance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This table contains judicial guidance that has been published as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which will be of interest to dispute resolution practitioners. For news and other resources to assist dispute resolution practitioners working in the civil courts to understand and stay ahead of fast-moving changes in the civil courts’ processes and procedures necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.

For guidance on detailed assessment in the Senior Courts Costs Office, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (Covid-19)—SCCO guidance for detailed assessment from 1 August 2020.

For guidance on remote hearings, see Practice Note: Remote hearings in civil proceedings via video-conferencing and telephone.

DateCourt to which the guidance appliesGuidanceDetailsFurther information
Updated daily initially and then weeklyHM Courts and Tribunals Service
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