Applying for an interim payment order in personal injury claims
Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson
Applying for an interim payment order in personal injury claims

The following PI & Clinical Negligence practice note produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Applying for an interim payment order in personal injury claims
  • Timing and procedure
  • Claimant’s evidence
  • Compensation Recovery Unit
  • Further applications
  • Interim payments in low value RTA or EL/PL cases
  • Timetable for application
  • Amount of interim payment
  • First limb
  • Second limb
  • More...

Applying for an interim payment order in personal injury claims

Timing and procedure

A claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of the period for filing an acknowledgment of service.

See Practice Note: After a claim has been served—issues for the defendant.

Parties do not need to file or serve any evidence that has already been filed or served on the relevant party.

The application notice will be on Form N244, Form N244(CC) or PF244.

See Practice Note: Making an application.

Claimant’s evidence

The claimant's evidence must state:

  1. the sum of money sought as an interim payment and the sum likely to be awarded at trial

  2. the items or matters in respect of which the claimant wants the interim payment

  3. the reasons why the conditions for interim payment have been satisfied together with any other relevant matters

  4. details of special damages and past and future loss

  5. in a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, details of the claim and the persons on whose behalf the claim is made

The claimant must exhibit any documents in support of the application and the medical report(s).

Compensation Recovery Unit

In a personal injury claim, where an application is not made by consent, and the application:

  1. falls under the heads of damage set out in Schedule 2 to the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 (SS(RB)A 1997), column 1 in respect of recoverable

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