Charging orders—procedure in the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC cases)
Charging orders—procedure in the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC cases)

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

  • Charging orders—procedure in the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC cases)
  • Scope of this Practice Note—charging orders—procedure in CCMCC charging order cases
  • Charging orders in CCMCC cases—initial determination by court officer
  • Charging orders in CCMCC cases—what happens if a court officer makes an interim charging order—effect as an unless order
  • Charging orders in CCMCC cases—requesting a review of the court officer's decision
  • Charging orders in CCMCC cases—initial determination by a judge
  • Charging orders in CCMCC cases—what happens if a judge makes an interim charging order?
  • Interim charging order in CCMCC cases—process for further consideration prior to final charging order being made
  • Interim charging order in CCMCC cases—what happens on further consideration of the matter?

This Practice Note sets out the procedure in relation to obtaining charging orders pursuant to CPR 73 and CPR PD 73. It also sets out the provisions of Practice Direction 51T—The County Court Legal Advisers Pilot Scheme—Final Charging Orders which runs from 1st August 2018 to 1st April 2020 and which enables legal advisers to make final charging orders in certain circumstances.

Scope of this Practice Note—charging orders—procedure in CCMCC charging order cases

Before reading this Practice Note you should first read our Practice Note: Charging orders—how and where to apply for guidance on how and where to make the application for a charging order and the distinction between the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC) charging order cases and non-CCMCC charging order cases.

This Practice Note explains what happens in a CCMCC charging order case once the application has been received by the court and the initial court considerations have been completed.

It applies to all CCMCC charging order cases, which is any application for a charging order being made in the County Court and which does not concern charging an interest over a fund in court (and provided that the matter has not been transferred to the judgment debtor's home court, under CPR 73.4(6)).

For guidance on Practice Direction 51T—The County Court Legal Advisers Pilot Scheme—Final Charging Orders in