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Civil Procedure
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast serves to give an overview of the court's power to actively manage cases under the CPR. It provides an insightful analysis of the realities in interpreting the overriding objective, the effectiveness of the courts powers to actively manage, track allocation, technology in proceedings, the role and procedure of CMC's and interim hearings and remedies

After completing the course you will:
  • What role the judge has in furthering the overriding objective;
  • The practical limitations on judges being able to actively manage cases;
  • The important consequence and procedures for track allocation;
  • The purpose and content of a typical case management conference;
  • The appropriate conduct when making interim applications.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Civil Procedure Rules Parts 1, 3 and Parts 25 to 30.

The podcast gives an overview of the court's duty to actively manage cases in furtherance of the overriding objective. It examines the practical limitations on exercising some case management powers. The podcast also covers at length, track allocation and Case Management Conferences.

Podcast Added: 23/12/2008

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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