Disclosure: Proposed Pilot Scheme for the Business and Property Courts

 

On 2 November, the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary announced their intention to introduce a disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.  Essentially, it is proposed that standard disclosure be abolished and replaced with a new concept of “basic disclosure” – for which no search is required – and “extended disclosure” where appropriate in a range of models A to E.

The pilot is due to run for two years, commencing in March/April 2018.

Further details of the proposals and consultation may be found here:

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/disclosure-proposed-pilot-scheme-for-the-business-and-property-courts/

The PLA Law Reform Committee will be responding to the consultation, but all members are invited to review the proposals and comment, which they can do by email to mathew.ditchburn@hoganlovells.com 

 

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