New CPR 31.5A looks set to shake up the disclosure process in England & Wales.  The principle that the costs of conducting litigation should be proportionate and satisfy the overriding objective is long-established in the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).However, accurately forecasting and managing eDisclosure costs have often been difficult to achieve in practice. Starting April 2013, a new CPR 31.5A will operate in conjunction with Practice Direction 31B (the disclosure of electronic documents) and will apply to all multi-track  proceedings, except those relating to personal injuries and clinical negligence.

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