Rule 332 – General principles of case management

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Active case management includes:

(a) encouraging the parties to co-operate with each other during the proceedings;

(b) identifying the issues at an early stage;

(c) deciding promptly which issues need full investigation and disposing summarily of other issues;

(d) deciding the order in which issues are to be resolved;

(e) encouraging the parties to make use of the Centre and facilitating the use of the Centre;

(f) helping the parties to settle the whole or part of the action;

(g) fixing timetables or otherwise controlling the progress of the action;

(h) considering whether the likely benefits of taking a particular step justify the cost of taking it;

(i) dealing with as many aspects of the action as the Court can on the same occasion;

(j) dealing with the action without the parties needing to attend in person;

(k) making use of available technical means; and

(l) giving directions to ensure that the hearing of the action proceeds quickly and efficiently.