The overriding objective
1.1—(1) These Rules are a new procedural code with the overriding objective of enabling the court to deal with cases justly.
(2) Dealing with a case justly includes, so far as is practicable—
(a)ensuring that the parties are on an equal footing;
(c)dealing with the case in ways which are proportionate—
(i)to the amount of money involved;
(ii)to the importance of the case;
(iii)to the complexity of the issues; and
(iv)to the financial position of each party;
(d)ensuring that it is dealt with expeditiously and fairly; 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.