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This Practice Note sets out when and how a defendant may bring a counterclaim or other ‘additional claim’ under CPR 20. For guidance on the contents, filing and service of the defence, see Practice Notes: Drafting the defence, Filing the defence and Serving the defence.
An ‘additional claim’ is ‘any claim other than the claim by the claimant against the defendant’.
Additional claims are dealt with under CPR 20, which provides that it applies to:
a counterclaim by a defendant against the claimant or against the claimant and some other person
an additional claim by a defendant against any person (whether or not already a party) for contribution or indemnity or some other remedy, and
where an additional claim has been made against a person who is not already a party, any additional claim made by that person against any other person (whether or not already a party)
For information on bringing a counterclaim, see Practice Note: Making an additional claim under CPR 20—counterclaim, defence to counterclaim and reply to defence to counterclaim. For information on bringing a claim for contribution or indemnity, see Practice Note: Making an additional claim under CPR 20—contribution and indemnity claims.
An additional claim under CPR 20 is treated like any other claim under
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