Allocation questionnaire (before April 2013) [Archived]
Allocation questionnaire (before April 2013) [Archived]

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Allocation questionnaire (before April 2013) [Archived]
  • Changes since 1 April 2013
  • What is an allocation questionnaire?
  • When do I need to complete an allocation questionnaire?
  • How do I get an allocation questionnaire?
  • What is the date for completing the allocation questionnaire?
  • Completing the allocation questionnaire
  • Who do I serve the allocation questionnaire on?
  • Failure by all parties to file an allocation questionnaire
  • Failure by one party to file an allocation questionnaire
  • more

ARCHIVED: NOTE: SAVE FOR WHERE A DEFENCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BEFORE 1 APRIL 2013, THIS PRACTICE NOTE IS FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. For guidance on the current provisions, see Practice Notes: Directions questionnaires, Completing the directions questionnaire and Track allocation.

Changes since 1 April 2013

Since 1 April 2013 allocation questionnaires have been replaced with directions questionnaires where 'a defence is received' on or after 1 April 2013. What is not clear is:

  1. whether 'received' means by the court rather than by the other parties and/or

  2. whether 'a defence' means that, in the case of multi-defendants, the new provisions will apply where any of the defendants files its defence on or after 1 April 2013, even if any of the other defendants have filed theirs before then

If you now have to deal with directions questionnaires rather than allocation questionnaires see Practice Notes: Directions questionnaires, Completing the directions questionnaire and Track allocation.

What is an allocation questionnaire?

This document provides the court with the information it needs to decide both which track to allocate the claim to and how the claim should be managed.

When do I need to complete an allocation questionnaire?

If the defendant(s) file a defence to the claim, all the parties must fill in an allocation questionnaire and file it at