TCC—preparing for and attending trial
TCC—preparing for and attending trial

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

  • TCC—preparing for and attending trial
  • Preparing for trial—witness evidence
  • Preparing for trial—opening notes
  • Preparing for trial—trial bundle
  • Preparing for trial—core bundle
  • Preparing for trial—skeleton arguments
  • Trial—opening speeches
  • Trial—site visits
  • Trial—transcription
  • Trial—time limits and trial timetable
  • more


  1. this Practice Note gives specific guidance on matters proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under the provisions set out in CPR 60, CPR PD 60 and the TCC Guide. As these provisions are additional to the general provisions set out elsewhere in the CPR, this Practice Note should be read in conjunction with general guidance on preparing for and attending trial including that in Trial—overview which, in turn, links through to detailed guidance on specific aspects of preparing for and attending trials

  2. shorter and flexible trials schemes—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: Business and Property Courts—shorter trials scheme for claims issued on or after 1 October 2015 and Business and Property Courts—flexible trials scheme for claims issued on or after 1 October 2015

  3. electronic working—as of 25 April 2017, CE-File electronic working is mandatory for all professional court users in certain jurisdictions of the Rolls Building in London including the TCC. For guidance on electronic working in the TCC, see Practice Notes: CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courts, CE-File—electronic filing