Interim matters

Once on a track, the court will give to the parties directions as to the steps that must be taken to prepare for trial. A strict timetable will be imposed as to when each step must be taken.

On the small claims track and fast track the expectation is that these directions can be given without any court hearing.

In multi-track cases of any complexity, it is usual for the parties to meet with a judge at a so-called case management conference in order to clearly define the issues in dispute and determine what steps need to be taken and when, in order to prepare for trial.

The most common case management directions are for:

  • Standard disclosure (i.e.: the parties list the documents in their possession that they intend to rely on);
  • The exchange of evidence before trial that the parties intend to rely on (eg, experts’ reports and statements).

In addition to case management directions, parties may during this stage apply to the court for any specific orders that might be required.

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