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This CPDcast discusses disclosure requirements under the Civil Procedure Rules following the implementation of the Jackson reforms. It provides an overview of the various options of disclosure, the impact of the changes and gives invaluable practical insight into how best to prepare for CMC and comply with disclosure requirements more generally including compliance with the sub area of privilege.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the main changes to CPR 31.5 post Jackson;
  • Be aware of the options in litigation beyond standard disclosure;
  • Have considered whether the scope of standard disclosure has changes following the Jackson Reforms;
  • Understand the core principles of e-disclosure;
  • Be aware of the relationship between e-dislocure and proportionality;
  • Understand the rules on preservation of documents;
  • Be aware of the principles of privilege Know the effect of labelling correspondence “without prejudice”.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Abela v. Hammonds Suddards [2008] EWHC 2999 (Ch);
  • Al-Fayed v Commissioners of the Police for the Metropolis [2002] EWCA Civ 780;
  • Bradford and Bingley v Rashid [2006] UKHL 37 HL;
  • Brown v Rice [2007] EWHC 625;
  • Buckinghamshire County Council v Moran [1990] Ch 623 CA;
  • Civil Procedure Rules, Rule 31;
  • Digicel v Cable & Wireless Plc [2009] 2 All E.R. 1094;
  • Earles v Barclays Bank Plc [2009] EWHC 2500;
  • Farm Assist Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2009] EWHC 1102 (TCC);
  • Rybak & Ors v Langbar International Ltd [2010]) EWHC 2015 (Ch);
  • Tchenguiz and others v Director of the Serious Fraud Office and others [2013] EWHC 2297 (QB);
  • Technologies Ltd v Burchill [2007] EWHC 1976;
  • West African Gas Pipeline Company Ltd v Wilobros Global Holdings Inc [2012] EWHC 396.

In this CPDcast, Emily Betts and Ebony Alleyne from Hardwicke chambers discuss the complex demands of disclosure after the Jackson reforms.

Date Recorded: 20th September 2014

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