Question 1: What role does the court have in the conduct of litigation?
The court’s role is to manage cases actively. The judge will now have to read in depth the available papers and supporting documents and ‘get to grips’ with a case once the defence is filed.
Question 2: What underpins the whole ethos of civil practice in the courts?
The Overriding objective
Question 3: When a part of the CPR indicates when an order should be complied with by reference to a number of days, is the date of the order, and/or the date by which the order must be complied with, included in calculating the number of days?
Neither the date of the order nor the date by which the order must be complied with should be included in the calculation of time.