Starting and progressing a claim—key developments 2019
Starting and progressing a claim—key developments 2019

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

  • Starting and progressing a claim—key developments 2019
  • Litigation—starting a claim
  • Case management—court specific case management

This Practice Note provides a summary of the most significant developments in relation to litigation and case management that are expected to take place in 2019. The table below focuses on procedural developments, including pilot schemes (both new schemes that are understood will be introduced over the course of 2019 and those that are continuing to run during 2019) and changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (including consultations on proposed changes).

For guidance on the likely impact of the UK leaving the EU for dispute resolution practitioners, see Practice Note: Brexit—considerations for dispute resolution practitioners.

For information on other significant developments for general dispute resolution practitioners that are expected to take place in 2019, see Practice Note: Key DR cases, reforms and trackers—overview.

Litigation—starting a claim

What Status When Further information
The Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] 2017–19 Since it failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session, this bill will make no further progress. For more information, see News Analyses: Brexit Bulletin—key Bills fall away on prorogation of Parliament (part 2)—LNB News 09/10/2019 64 and Queen’s