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The Family Procedure (Adoption) Rules 2005

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Court’s duty to manage cases

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4.—(1) The court must further the overriding objective by actively managing cases.

(2) Active case management includes—

(a)encouraging the parties to co-operate with each other in the conduct of the proceedings;

(b)identifying at an early stage—

(i)the issues; and

(ii)who should be a party to the proceedings;

(c)deciding promptly—

(i)which issues need full investigation and hearing and which do not; and

(ii)the procedure to be followed in the case;

(d)deciding the order in which issues are to be resolved;

(e)encouraging the parties to use an alternative dispute resolution procedure if the court considers that appropriate and facilitating the use of such procedure;

(f)helping the parties to settle the whole or part of the case;

(g)fixing timetables or otherwise controlling the progress of the case;

(h)considering whether the likely benefits of taking a particular step justify the cost of taking it;

(i)dealing with as many aspects of the case as it can on the same occasion;

(j)dealing with the case without the parties needing to attend at court;

(k)making use of technology; and

(l)giving directions to ensure that the case proceeds quickly and efficiently.

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