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An Update on The Disclosure Pilot

Date: 4th April 2019, 08:00 to 09:30

Location: The Supreme Court, Little George Street, London, UK

As of 1 January 2019, a new disclosure regime applies to most claims in the Business & Property Courts of England and Wales for the next two years (including claims already issued). This Disclosure Pilot Scheme signals a major change in the approach which parties and judges will be expected to take to disclosure in litigation, even before proceedings have commenced. This change imposes new duties on advisers and opens up new strategic and tactical considerations for all litigators, which this seminar was designed to address.

Ten Old Square are hosted a breakfast briefing to discuss the new regime.


The event was chaired by Jonathan Gavaghan, who was a member of the Chancery Bar Association’s Working Party on the Pilot. He spoke on the aims and extent of the Pilot, the thorny subject of “adverse documents” and the pros and cons of the new regime as a whole.

David Schmitz then addressed the practical impact of the Pilot on parties before and after commencing proceedings (including the new duties of “Initial Disclosure”).

Finally, James Kirby discussed preparing for the CMC: Disclosure Models, Questionnaires and beyond.


8.00am – 8.30am – Registration with coffee / tea and pastries and bacon rolls

8.30am – 9.30am – Breakfast briefing followed by a Q and A (slightly later start time for the seminar)

9.30am – Seminar ended with an opportunity for a private guided tour around the Supreme Court UK.


The breakfast briefing was free of charge to attend.

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