Challenging at the best of times

TeCSA has created this page to provide an on-going repository of knowhow on Disclosure and eDisclosure for TCC Users (indeed other sectors of the dispute world may find it helpful too), to assist less experienced practitioners in particular but also, we hope, to provide the latest tips and tricks for those who are more experienced.

TeCSA accepts no liability for the content of this page, but encourages members to contribute constructive and informative material for the page so that Disclosure and eDisclosure practice becomes more streamlined and cost effective for the benefit of clients and lawyers alike, and we can also develop our proposed eDisclosure Protocol so that it truly reflects best practice.

Disclosure Pilot and eDisclosure Protocol Pack

On 1 January 2019, a new two-year disclosure pilot scheme started in the Business and Property Courts across England and Wales. The scheme is ambitious, aiming to address the costs and challenges of the existing disclosure regime, to embrace the use of legal technology and to encourage a more bespoke approach.

This inevitably incorporates eDisclosure which is now the most commonly used method of disclosure.

The pilot applies from the Commencement Date for two years to existing and new proceedings in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales and the Business and Property Courts in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle. 

Practice Direction 51U sets out the details of the Pilot: Link below:

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/practice-direction-51u-disclosure-pilot-for-the-business-and-property-courts

On 9 January 2015 Version 0.2 of the eDisclosure Protocol and Guidelines was launched and links are found below.  This Protocol still operates alongside the Pilot.


Course materials from the eDisclosure training day

eDisclosure in Practice - 1 November 2013


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