The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.
This Practice Note explains what Norwich Pharmacal Orders (NPOs) are and when they can be used. In particular, it examines the requirements which need to be met ie a ‘wrong’ must have been carried out, or ‘arguably carried out’ by an ultimate wrongdoer, the applicant must be genuinely intending to seek redress for the arguable wrongs, the person against whom the order is sought must be involved in the wrongdoing, they cannot be a mere witness, a Norwich Pharmacal order must be a necessary and proportionate response in all the circumstances and finally it must be appropriate for the court to exercise its discretion.
The Practice Note also considers the costs associated with NPOs, the consequences of non-compliance, the use of information obtained under an NPO in other proceedings and Norwich Pharmacal relief in relation to disclosure required for foreign proceedings. The Practice Note also highlights additional measures or alternatives such as relief under Bankers Trust orders and CPR 31. Finally it looks at discharging or setting aside an NPO.
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