A more recent version of these Track Allocation And Case Management notes – written by City Law School students – is available here.
The following is a more accessble plain text extract of the PDF sample above, taken from our BPTC Civil Ligitation Notes. Due to the challenges of extracting text from PDFs, it will have odd formatting:
TRACK ALLOCATION AND CASE MANAGEMENT WHICH JUDGE CAN MAKE CASE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS?
? DJ, master or judge can make case management decisions, unless rule PD or enactment provides otherwise (r2.4)
? RCJ - masters (PD 29 para 3.10)
? district registry - DJs
? coco - DJ or CJ
? docketing (assigning case to 1 judge from issue to trial) o complex multi track cases only PROVISIONAL TRACK ALLOCATION AND FILING DQs
(1) D files defence (2) if hearing (e.g. SJ) happens before allocation, court may dispense with DQs, treat hearing as allocation hearing, make order for allocation and give case management directions (PD 26 para 2.4(a))
(3) court officer provisionally allocates track (4) court officer serves notice of proposed allocation on each party: o requires parties to file DQ (at certain court) by specified date (CANNOT be varied):
o date will be at least 14 days (small claims) / 28 days (fast / multi) after deemed service
(5) parties file DQs AND pay fee (no fee in part 8 claim
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