Chancery Division—orders
Chancery Division—orders

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Chancery Division—orders
  • Producing and lodging the draft order
  • Drawing up and finalising orders made after hearings
  • Serving the sealed order
  • Orders and without notice applications
  • Consent orders (including Tomlin orders)
  • Unless orders
  • Collection trays and sending orders
  • Copies of orders
  • Preparing draft orders in the Chancery District Registries

Where your case is proceeding in the Chancery Division (which includes the Patents Court, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the Insolvency List and the Companies List) you should be aware of the specific, additional provisions and requirements set out in the Chancery Guide and any other relevant practice or information notes regarding the drafting and serving of orders.

This Practice Note provides guidance on those specific, additional provisions only. As such, it should be read in conjunction with more generally applicable guidance which can be found in Practice Notes:

  1. Judgments and orders—drafting and formalities

  2. Judgments and orders—service, compliance, interpretation

  3. Judgments and orders—setting aside

  4. Varying or revoking orders—court's general power under CPR 3.1(7)

  5. Judgments and orders—correcting accidental errors under the slip rule (CPR 40.12)

  6. CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courts

  7. Business and Property Courts—Title of claims

  8. Court guides and other guidance (see the Chancery Guide)

For general guidance on making an application, see Practice Note: Making an application.

For permission on appeals in the Chancery Division, including orders following permission to appeal or refusal of appeal, see Practice Note: Civil appeals—court specific guidance—Appeals to the Chancery Division—Chancery Guide.

Producing and lodging the draft order

Among other things, draft orders in Chancery Division proceedings must:

  1. generally be in the form of order specified in the Chancery Guide, para 22.8 (subject