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 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 below.
You should also consider if any proceedings might be subject to the disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme.
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 a 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.
The Court of Appeal in Jofa v Benherst Finance in 2019 set out that a person to whom a
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