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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.
There is no need to inform other affected parties or serve a copy of the application notice on them:
in cases of exceptional urgency where there is literally no time to give notice. Note: as stated in A v OOO ‘Insurance Company Chubb’, where a matter is merely urgent that does not mean it should proceed ex parte (without notice)
where it best furthers the overriding objective
by consent of all parties
with the court's permission
where notice would provide the other party with time to defeat the purpose of the application (for example, when seeking a search order)
where a hearing date has been fixed and there is not enough time to file and serve a notice (here, the applicant should give informal notice and make the application orally), or
where permitted by court order, rule or practice direction, eg:
service by an alternative method
service out of the jurisdiction
certain interim remedies (see Interim and final injunctions—overview)
Note: the concept of an application being with or without notice is not the same as whether the application is
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