We have updated our guide to the English court process for parties outside the jurisdiction.

In just a few pages, we introduce you to the procedural code that applies to all civil claims in the English courts (known as the “CPR”) and cover who pays the costs of litigation, whether court hearings and documents are public or private, disclosure of documents, witness statements and cross-examination of witnesses, trial, appeals and enforcement of judgments.

We also have more in-depth guides to the litigation process in England & Wales, one for cases falling within the Disclosure Pilot Scheme (available here) and one for all other cases (available here).

Inevitably the litigation process has many variables and can be much more complex than the headline points we cover in these guides. If you would like advice on any specific dispute you’re handling, please get in touch with me or our Head of Dispute Resolution, Mark Lim.