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A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure

A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure (25th edn)

Stuart Sime
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date: 30 May 2024

p. 15915. Track Allocation and Case Managementlocked

p. 15915. Track Allocation and Case Managementlocked

  • Stuart SimeStuart SimeAssociate Dean and Head of Department, The City Law School, City, University of London


Judicial case management of civil litigation is one of the central planks of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR). In exercising their powers to manage cases, the courts will be seeking to secure the overriding objective of the CPR of ensuring that cases are dealt with justly and at proportionate cost. This chapter discusses procedural judges; docketing; provisional track allocation; filing directions questionnaires; track allocation rules; notice of allocation; allocation directions; ADR and stays to allow for settlement; transfer to appropriate court; trial in the Royal Courts of Justice; changing tracks; and subsequent case management.

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