Case management: an overview

This practice note is an overview of case management in litigation. It covers the court's general duty of case management and various specific case management powers, with guidance on how the courts are approaching case management decisions and dealing with non compliance following the Jackson/civil litigation reforms and the decisions in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 and Denton v White and other appeals [2014] EWCA Civ 906. It also provides information about the main case management events in the life cycle of a case, including allocation to a track, the case management conference, the listing questionnaire or pre-trial checklist and the pre-trial review.

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