The Model directions document sets out procedures for the pre-hearing management of cases before the court. It includes directions for most pre-hearing steps, including issue identification, disclosure, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and expert evidence procedures. A glossary of terms is included to assist those unfamiliar with court procedures.
The directions can be adapted for use in simple disputes and those involving multiple fields of expertise. The court expects parties to use the model directions, amended or supplemented to reflect the particular circumstances of the case, when proposing directions for their case.
The court will revise the model directions periodically.
The forms below must be filed 5 days before any hearing review in the Land Court: