The civil procedure rules sets out different way which enables the courts to deal and control cases according to courts timetable, rather than the whims of the parties. The overriding objective of the CPR is to facilitate the court to deal with cases impartially. This includes ensuring that the parties in dispute are placed on equal footing by dealing with their cases in a way which is proportional to the amount of money involved, the complexity of the issues and the financial position of each party. The CPR ensures that claimants and defendants comply strictly with the court imposed discipline.
Pre – action protocols is also a medium in which the increasing number of legislation has encouraged parties in dispute to settle outside the court room. The rules about pre – action protocols as contained in the CPR sets out basic requirements that parties in dispute should take before the commencement of legal proceedings.
Another way in which the increasing number