The Disclosure Pilot Scheme – An Opportunity for a Culture Shift

From January 2019 the Disclosure Pilot Scheme will be tested in the Business & Property Courts for a two-year period. The new rules aim to promote a shift in the culture of disclosure to ensure cases are dealt with proportionately and costs are kept under control.

Proportionality: it is a principle that litigators are supposed to keep at the forefront of their minds as soon as they find themselves doing any work that is remotely chargeable. It is part and parcel of the Overriding Objective, a notion that recognises the