The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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.
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:
whether 'received' means by the court rather than by the other parties and/or
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.
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.
If the defendant(s) file a defence to the claim, all the parties must fill in an allocation questionnaire and file it at
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