Timetable for disclosure—Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot
Timetable for disclosure—Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot

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

  • Timetable for disclosure—Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot
  • Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot
  • Costs recovery
  • Disclosure of known adverse documents

Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot

The disclosure pilot scheme commenced on 1 January 2019 and will run for two years. This timetable is based on CPR PD 51U and the Disclosure Review Document (DRD), ie Appendix 2 to CPR PD 51U, which can be accessed here.

The timetable should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme. For further general guidance on disclosure, see: Disclosure—overview

The timetable sets out the main steps regarding disclosure to be taken in proceedings that fall within the disclosure pilot. For guidance on whether or not the disclosure pilot scheme will apply, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme—Where does the disclosure pilot apply?

For the purposes of the timetable, it has been assumed that parties are legally represented. For considerations regarding litigants in person, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme—Litigants in person—special considerations.

Costs recovery

Practitioners should consider carefully how the pilot scheme may impact on costs recovery. For further guidance on this, see Practice Note: Disclosure pilot scheme—costs recovery

Disclosure of known adverse documents

It is important to note that once proceedings have commenced against a person or by a person, there is an obligation to disclose, regardless of any order for disclosure made, known adverse documents, unless