On May 18, 2021, the Federal Court (FC) issued amended Case and Trial Management Guidelines for Complex Proceedings (the Updated FC Guidelines).
As we previously reported, the FC first issued the FC Guidelines to consolidate and address topics in earlier FC Notices to the Profession.
The Updated FC Guidelines include the following notable changes:
- Examinations for discovery are to be conducted by way of a single comprehensive examination. Second round discovery will need leave of the FC;
- Parties are required to prepare and deliver claim charts two weeks before trial;
- Parties are encouraged