- New practice directions in Jersey—improving the court process for Royal Court users
- What are the practical implications of this development?
- What issues do they raise?
- Pre-action communication
- Placing cases on the pending list and adjournment by consent prior to pleadings
- Application for summary judgment
- Requests for information
- Directions hearings
- Discovery of documents held in electronic form
- Expert evidence
- Offers to settle
- Summary assessment of costs
- To what extent are the directions helpful in clarifying the law or improving procedures?
- What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when working in this area? Any best practice tips?
- Are there still any grey areas practitioners will need to watch out for? If so, how can they avoid any possible pitfalls?
Dispute Resolution analysis: The Royal Court of Jersey has issued new practice directions that come into force on 1 June 2017. Nicola Roberts, counsel in Ogier’s Jersey dispute resolution team examines the amended practice directions and says they provide much needed certainty in terms of timescale and costs.
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