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:


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