The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note is a introduction to amendments to statements of case (pleadings). It should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Amending a statement of case—permission to amend, Amending a statement of case—logistics of effecting an amendment and Amending a statement of case—illustrative decisions.
As a general introduction to amendments it is of relevance to all applications to amend.
For specific guidance on ‘late’ amendments, see Practice Notes: Late amendments to statements of case—the court's approach and Late amendments to statements of case—illustrative decisions
For specific guidance on amendments where there is a limitation issue, see Practice Note: Limitation—amendments to statements of case and counterclaims.
Statements of case are defined in CPR 2.3(1) as:
the claim form
the particulars of claim
any Part 20 claim
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