Norwich Pharmacal orders—procedure for application

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

  • Norwich Pharmacal orders—procedure for application
  • Practice prior to application
  • Making an application for an NPO
  • Part 8 claim form
  • Application notice
  • Application on the papers
  • Expedited and without notice NPO applications
  • Full and frank disclosure
  • Serving NPOs out of the jurisdiction
  • Disputing the jurisdiction of the court
  • More...

Norwich Pharmacal orders—procedure for application

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 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 further Court specific guidance below.

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

This Practice Note looks at how to make an application for a Norwich Pharmacal order (NPO) for the disclosure of documents in civil proceedings. It looks at making an application for an NPO under CPR 8 where there are no existing proceedings and the process where proceedings have been issued

For guidance on what an NPO is and when they can be used, see Practice Note: Norwich Pharmacal orders (NPOs).

For a checklist of key points to consider when applying for an NPO, see: Norwich Pharmacal Orders—checklist.

Practice prior to application

The Court of Appeal in Jofa v Benherst Finance in 2019 set out that a person to whom a

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