On 1 January 2019, Practice Direction 51U (PD 51U) was introduced, significantly changing the disclosure regime in English litigation. Reed Smith have put together their Disclosure Pilot Toolkit to assist clients familiarise themselves with the new disclosure requirements and to act as a quick overview of what to expect and when to expect it in terms of disclosure. It divides the disclosure process into the different phases in litigation, with the corresponding time limits and responsible parties for each action.

Authors: Peter Hardy Yousef Hatem Ali Ishaq Kerri Bridges

For the full details of the new Pilot and its associated definitions, forms and procedures, please refer to PD 51U. If you have any questions, or are interested in participating in training sessions, seminars, or Know-How lectures on PD 51U, we would be happy to work with you to create something tailored to your needs.