The New Practice Direction 57AB

October 1, 2018

Permanent Implementation of the Shorter Trials Scheme and Flexible Trials Scheme

The Shorter Trials Scheme (‘STS’) and Flexible Trials Scheme (‘FTS’) will become permanent on 1st October 2018, three years after their pilot phases began. Both Schemes will operate in the Business and Property Courts, and apply to claims issued on or after 1st October 2015. The Schemes are intended to streamline the trial process.

Read the full case note by Clare Elliott.

Click here to see the new Practice Direction (set out as Annex C to the 100th update to the Practice Directions).

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