Form HC51 PRE-TRIAL CHECKLIST Page 1 Claim No. IN THE

Form HC51
PRE-TRIAL CHECKLIST
Claim
Page 1
No.
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE ISLE OF MAN
CIVIL DIVISION
PROCEDURE
Last date for filing with the
Courts Office:
Date fixed for trial/hearing:
Parties
Claimant(s)
Defendant(s)
To be completed by
who is [1st] [2nd] [3rd] [
] [Additional] [Claimant] [Defendant] in this claim
delete as appropriate
This form must be completed and returned to the Courts Office no later than the date given
above. If not, your statement of case may be struck out or some other sanction imposed.
If the claim has been settled, or is settled before the trial date, you must let the Courts
Office know immediately.
Advocates only: You must attach estimates of costs incurred to date, and of your likely
overall costs.
A Confirmation of compliance with directions
1. I confirm that I have complied with those directions already
given which require action by me.
If you are unable to give confirmation, state which directions you have still to comply with
and the date by which this will be done.
Directions
Date
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2. I believe that additional directions are necessary before the
trial takes place.
Yes
No
If Yes, you should attach an application and a draft order. Include in your application all
directions needed to enable the claim to be tried on the date already fixed. These should
include any issues relating to experts and their evidence, and any orders needed in respect
of directions still requiring action by any other party.
3. Have you agreed the additional directions you are seeking with
the other party or parties?
Yes
No
B Witnesses
1. How many witnesses (including yourself) will be giving evidence on
your behalf at the trial? (Do not include experts - see Section C)
2. If the trial date is not yet fixed, are there any days you or your witnesses would wish to
avoid if possible? (Do not include experts - see Section C) Please give details
Name of witness
Dates to be avoided if
possible
Reason
Please specify any special facilities or arrangements needed at court for the party or any
witness (e.g. witness with a disability).
3. Will you be providing an interpreter for any of your witnesses?
Yes
No
C Experts
You are reminded that you may not use an expert’s report or have your expert give oral
evidence unless the court has given permission. If you do not have permission, you must
make an application (see section A2 above)
1. Please give the information requested for your expert(s)
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Joint expert?
Is report
agreed?
Has permission been
given for oral
evidence?
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
2. Has there been discussion between experts?
Yes
No
3. Have the experts signed a joint statement?
Yes
No
4. If your expert is giving oral evidence and the trial date is not
yet fixed, is there any day which the expert would wish to avoid,
if possible? If Yes, please give details
Yes
No
Name
Dates to be avoided, if
possible
Reason
D Legal representation
1. Who will be presenting your case at the trial?
You
2. If the trial date is not yet fixed, is there any day that the
person presenting your case would wish to avoid, if possible?
If yes, please give details
Name
Dates to be avoided, if
possible
Advocate
Yes
No
Reason
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E The trial
1. Has the estimate of the time needed for trial changed?
If Yes, say how long you estimate the
whole trial will take, including both
parties’ cross-examination and closing
arguments
Days
Yes
Hours
2. If different from original estimate have you agreed with the
other party or parties that this is now the total time needed?
No
Minutes
Yes
No
Summary procedure only The court will normally give you not less than 21 days' notice of
the date fixed for trial unless, in exceptional circumstances, the court directs that shorter
notice will be given.
Would you be prepared to accept shorter notice of the date
Yes
No
fixed for trial?
F Documents and fees
I attach to this checklist: (tick as appropriate)
An application and fee for additional directions
A draft order
An estimate of costs
Signed
(type or print full name here)
[Advocate for] [1st] [2nd] [3rd] [
] [Additional] [Claimant] [Defendant] [Litigation friend]
delete as appropriate
Position or office held (if signed on behalf of a company or other corporation):
Date
Address (including postcode) to
which documents should be sent:
Telephone no.
Fax no. (if appropriate)
E-mail (if appropriate)
Reference (if any)
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