63. Group Litigation Orders

(1) The Court may make a Group Litigation Order ("GLO") to provide for the case management of claims which give rise to common or related issues of fact or law (the "GLO issues").
(2) The procedure for applying for a GLO and the type of orders and directions it may contain may be set out in a relevant practice direction.
(3) A GLO must contain directions about the establishment of a register (the "group register") on which the claims managed under the GLO will be entered and specify the GLO issues which will identify the claims to be managed as a group under the GLO.
(4) A party to a claim on the group register may apply to the Court for the claim to be removed from the group register.
(5) Unless the Court orders otherwise, disclosure of any document relating to the GLO issued by a party to a claim on the group register is disclosure of that document to all parties to claims which are on, or are subsequently entered on, the group register.
(6) Where a judgment or order is given or made in a claim in the group register in relation to one or more GLO issues that judgment or order is binding on the parties to all other claims that are on the group register at the time that judgment is given or order is made unless the Court orders otherwise; and the Court may give directions as to the extent to which that judgment or order is binding on the parties to any claim which is subsequently entered on the group register.
(7) Any party who is adversely affected by a judgment or order which is binding on him may apply for the judgment or order to be set aside, varied or stayed or for permission to appeal the judgment or order.
(8) A party to a claim which was entered on the group register after a judgment or order which is binding on him was given or made may not apply for the judgment or order to be set aside, varied or stayed or appeal the judgment or order, but he may apply to the Court for an order that the judgment or order is not binding on him.