Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 4: General update

In this fourth episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at a variety of cases and developments, including an update on the disclosure pilot and proposals in relation to witness statements. We also look at recent cases on privilege, witness evidence, access to court documents, claim notices and freezing injunctions. This … Read more

Article published – Disclosure Pilot Scheme: a potential way forward?

A judicial update on the operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme has recently been published, together with the Third Interim Report on the pilot which sets out feedback received. The report suggests that, in the view of court users, the pilot has not succeeded in making disclosure simpler and cheaper. The update sets out a … Read more

Judicial Update on operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

The judiciary has today published an Update on the operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme which has been operating in the Business and Property Courts since 1 January 2019 and is set to continue until the end of 2021 following a recent extension. The update includes publication of the Third Interim Report on the pilot … Read more

Commercial Court 125 virtual seminar: insights on virtual hearings, the disclosure pilot and witness evidence reform

On Monday 7 September, the Commercial Court presented its first virtual seminar as part of the celebration of the Court’s 125th anniversary, entitled: “Year 126 and onwards: planning for the future of London’s Commercial Court“. Chaired by Lord Justice Flaux, the Supervising Lord Justice for the Commercial Court, the event comprised panel sessions on virtual … Read more

Disclosure pilot scheme extended to the end of 2021

A disclosure pilot scheme has been underway in the Business and Property Courts since the beginning of 2019, governed by CPR Practice Direction (PD) 51U. The scheme was originally intended to run for two years but, at the June meeting of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC), it was agreed that it should be extended … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 3: General update

In this third episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at developments in disclosure and privilege since our February update, as well as some developments relating to costs and funding. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, who is joined by Maura McIntosh and Ajay Malhotra. Our podcast is available on … Read more