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This Practice Note looks at the different provisions which apply when admitting the whole or part of a claim for a specified amount: when and how to admit, the consequences of the admission, requests for time to pay, how the court will determine the rate and time of payment (dependant on the size of the claim) and redetermination by the court.
For guidance when admitting a claim for an unspecified amount, see Practice Note: Admissions in money claims—unspecified amounts.
For guidance generally on the contents and filing of the defence, see Practice Notes: Drafting the defence and Drafting the defence—drafting tips.
CPR 14 encourages the admission of money claims at an early stage. It allows the parties to agree the rate and time by which an admitted claim is to be paid. Alternatively this can be fixed by the court.
The procedures are aimed primarily at individual debtors, but can relate to any claim where a specified or unspecified amount of money is involved and the following admissions are made:
an admission of a whole claim for a specified amount
an admission of part of a claim for a specified amount
an admission of liability to pay the whole of a claim for an unspecified amount
an admission of liability to pay a claim for an unspecified amount of money where the
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