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Detailed Practice Notes written by our Professional Support Lawyers, guiding you through the key issues in each topic.
Disclosure - overviewIntroduction to disclosure
Disclosure is an important part of the litigation process and is regulated by the CPR and case law. It can occur pre-action, during proceedings and post proceedings and is usually the most time consuming and costly of all the litigation stages. Both practitioners and their clients have disclosure obligations. They should also strive to identify, preserve, collect, review and disclose all relevant documents, including electronically stored information, as efficiently as possible. The aim of the disclosure practice notes is to demystify the disclosure process and provide practical guidance through each stage to help practitioners and their clients achieve this efficiency. The stages are outlined in the introduction practice note, which also briefly explains what disclosure is, when it should start and its scope.
For more detail see Disclosure - Introduction.
Disclosure - glossary
The disclosure process contains many technical terms. Some of these have specific meanings under the CPR, others have arisen through market practice or are words used to describe IT practices which may not be familiar to construction lawyers. It is therefore important to have a proper understanding of the terminology and to use the glossary if you are at all unsure.
For more detail see Disclosure - Glossary.
Introduction to electronic disclosure
Electronic disclosure is not a stand alone disclosure process rather it is part of the entire disclosure process which needs to be completed. It is important to understand the relevant rules and what obligations you have during the entire process.
For more detail see Introduction to electronic disclosure.
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