TCC—allocating, transferring, staying and discontinuing proceedings
TCC—allocating, transferring, staying and discontinuing proceedings

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

  • TCC—allocating, transferring, staying and discontinuing proceedings
  • Track allocation in the TCC
  • Transferring into or out of the TCC
  • Staying proceedings in the TCC
  • Discontinuing proceedings in the TCC

This Practice Note looks at various preliminary case management issues affecting cases proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under CPR 60, CPR PD 60 and the Technology and Construction Court Guide (the TCC Guide). In particular it looks at their allocation to the multi-track under CPR 60.6, how proceedings can be transferred into and out of the TCC under CPR PD 60, para 5, at staying claims and, finally, at discontinuing TCC claims.

As this Practice Note gives guidance on the provisions set out in CPR 60, CPR PD 60 and the TCC Guide, and these provisions are additional to the general provisions set out elsewhere in the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), this Practice Note should be read in conjunction with general guidance including Practice Notes:

  1. Allocation of claims to a track

  2. Transferring proceedings

  3. Stay of proceedings—when can you apply to stay a claim?

  4. Discontinuance of a claim

For guidance on whether the TCC is the appropriate court for your case, see Practice Note: Where to start the claim—Queen's Bench—Technology and Construction Court (TCC).

Note: claims started on or after 1 October 2015 in the TCC may be suitable for and/or be subject to one or both of the schemes operating under CPR PD 57AB, namely the shorter trials scheme and/or the flexible trials scheme. For more information on these schemes, see Practice Notes: