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30 September 2015 0 Comments
Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Pilot scheme looks at ways to deal with litigation more quickly

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Details have emerged about a new test scheme which will make it possible to deal with commercial litigation cases more quickly.

Under proposals, set to take effect from October 1st 2015, cases dealt with under the trial arrangements will be expected to conclude within 12 months of proceedings getting underway.

The new pilot scheme can apply to all claims issued from any of the Rolls Building courts after this date.

Cases would be limited to four days, including reading time, and there will also be limits on the length of witness statements and the volume of paperwork.

Supporters say this system will give parties more certainty going forward, although others argue that it remains to be seen how effective the process will be in practice.

At Royds, our dispute resolution team is made up of specialist lawyers who work towards resolving commercial disputes. For more information about the services we provide, please visit or email Stewart Wilkinson, Chris Rodda or Stephen Welfare.

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