PART 1 - OVERRIDING OBJECTIVE
Part 1 OVERRIDING OBJECTIVE
|The overriding objective||Rule 1.1|
|Application by the court of the overriding objective||Rule 1.2|
|Duty of the parties||Rule 1.3|
|Court's duty to manage cases||Rule 1.4|
The overriding objective
(1) These rules are a new procedural code with the overriding objective of enabling the court to deal with cases justly,having regard to any welfare issues involved.
(2) Dealing with a case justly includes, so far as is practicable –
(a) ensuring that it is dealt with expeditiously and fairly;
(b) dealing with the case in ways which are proportionate to the nature, importance and complexity of the issues;
(c) ensuring that the parties are on an equal footing;
(d) saving expense; and
(e) allotting to it an appropriate share of the court's resources, while taking into account the need to allot resources to other cases.
Application by the court of the overriding objective
Duty of the parties
The parties are required to help the court to further the overriding objective.
Court's duty to manage cases
(1) The court must further the overriding objective by actively managing cases.