- Trial witness statements in the English courts and arbitration—CPR PD 57AC
- What was the background to the reforms?
- What are the key changes?
- What are the implications for arbitration practitioners?
Arbitration analysis: On 6 April 2021, the new CPR Practice Direction 57AC (CPR PD 57AC) came into force in England and Wales for trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales (the Business and Property Courts). Ben Giaretta, partner and co-head of international arbitration at Fox Williams, considers in this article the background to CPR PD 57AC and its impact not only on court litigation but also on international arbitration.
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