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A claimant claimed for an unspecified sum in a money claim where the debt has continued to accrue. The defendant or debtor failed to respond to the claim form and a judgment in default is sought. When does the debt ‘crystallise’ in such circumstances?

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Produced in partnership with Kayleigh Lindford of Clarke Willmott
Published on LexisPSL on 23/11/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A Produced in partnership with Kayleigh Lindford of Clarke Willmott provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A claimant claimed for an unspecified sum in a money claim where the debt has continued to accrue. The defendant or debtor failed to respond to the claim form and a judgment in default is sought. When does the debt ‘crystallise’ in such circumstances?
  • How to request a judgment for an unspecified amount
  • Obtaining a default judgment
  • When does the debt crystallise?
  • Further reading

How to request a judgment for an unspecified amount

A request for judgment where the amount claimed is unspecified should be made on Form N227.

Obtaining a default judgment

CPR 12.4(1) provides that a default judgment can be obtained by request where the claim is for an amount of money to be decided by the court. This does not require permission of the court.

In such cases, CPR 12.5(3) provides that the default judgment will be for an amount to be decided by the court and costs.

CPR 12.7 sets out the procedure for the court to decide the amount of

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