Multi-track—case management conference (CMC)

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

  • Multi-track—case management conference (CMC)
  • Purpose of the case management conference (CMC)
  • Timing of the CMC
  • Topics likely to be considered at the CMC
  • Preparing for the CMC
  • Documents to be prepared, filed and served before the CMC
  • Adjourning the CMC
  • Instructing counsel
  • Attending the CMC
  • Telephone hearings
  • More...

Multi-track—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 below: Court specific guidance.

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:

  1. Case management—checklist, Case management—court's powers—Dispute Resolution and Multi-track—case management

  2. Case management—overview—which highlights various aspects of case management you should consider during proceedings

  3. Practice Notes: Business and Property Courts—shorter trials scheme and Business and Property Courts—flexible trials scheme where your claim may be suitable for and/or subject to one or both of the schemes operating under CPR PD 57AB, namely the shorter and flexible trials schemes

  4. Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—Capped Costs List pilot scheme—if your claim is in the Business and Property Courts and you consider that it would be appropriate to proceed under the capped costs list pilot scheme. This is a voluntary scheme which requires the agreement of all parties. It contains specific guidance on preparation for and attendance at the CMC in cases in the capped costs list

You should also consider if the proceedings will be subject to the disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts. For guidance, see: Disclosure pilot scheme—overview.

Purpose of the case management conference (CMC)

In most multi-track cases, the court will hold

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