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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org