Join Lesley Anderson QC and Ben Harding for a webinar entitled ‘Disclosure pilot and Witness statements – do’s don’ts and reform’, The webinar ia split into two parts:

Part One:

Disclosure in the Business and Property Courts:The Disclosure Pilot CPR 51UPD

Ben will look at the changes made to CPR 51UPD in April 2021, and at the further changes now proposed in relation to:

  • The regime for ‘less complex claims’
  • The approach in multi-party cases
  • Changes to preparing lists of Issues for Disclosure
  • Models C and D
  • Narrative documents
  • Disclosure Guidance without a hearing

Part Two:

Lesley will cover the following:

“A “new” approach to witness statements in the Business and Property Courts: the new Practice Direction 57AC:

  • A restatement of the core purpose of witness statements for trial
  • Content and statement of “best practice”
  • Enforcement and compliance
  • So what’s really new?”


Relevant webpages –

  1. Update on the operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme (“Disclosure Pilot”) – July 2021 | Courts and Tribunals Judiciary – 29.07.21 update page with proposed amended Pilot and Appendices, including Less Complex Claims scheme
  2. Update on the operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme (“Disclosure Pilot”) | Courts and Tribunals Judiciary – 22.09.20 update page with redline version showing the changes made with effective from 06.04.21.


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