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This Practice Note sets out how to apply for a charging order pursuant to CPR 73 and CPR PD 73.
It sets out how to make an application, in terms of:
which form to use and how to complete it, and
where to send your completed application form
This Practice Note is of relevance whether you are making an application for a charging order via the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC) or in a non-CCMCC case.
Note: you should read this Practice Note before following the guidance in one of the following two Practice Notes:
Charging orders—procedure in the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC cases)
Charging orders—procedure in non-CCMCC cases
For an overview of the entire process of applying for a charging order, see: Flowchart—Charging order application—High Court and other non-County Court Money Claim Centre and Flowchart—Charging order application—County Court Money Claim Centre.
The process for applying for a charging order distinguishes between applications for charging orders which are required to be made in the CCMCC and those which may be applied for in 'other venues':
CCMCC charging order cases—if you are applying for a charging order in respect of a County Court judgment or order then your application is a charging order CCMCC case unless the
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