Claim form—the contents
Claim form—the contents

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

  • Claim form—the contents
  • What is a claim form?
  • Which claim form?
  • Contents of the claim form
  • Information about the parties
  • Statement of value
  • County Court claims—preferred hearing centre
  • Statements of truth
  • Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme
  • Court specific guidance

The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for practitioners when determining whether a claim form can be served on a European Lawyer as currently provided for in a number of provisions in Part 6. This Practice Note considers the current position.

For an insight into the impact of Brexit, see Practice Notes: Brexit—service of documents and No deal Brexit—service of documents.

Changes to CPR 6 have been set out in The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/521 and will come into force on exit day. For information about the changes, including any related practice direction changes set out in the 107th practice direction update, see Practice Note: Brexit—CPR changes—Part 6—service.

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.

This Practice Note deals with the contents of a claim form in a Part 7 claim. For Part 8 claims, see Practice Note: CPR Part 8 claims (alternative procedure for claims).

What is a claim form?

A claim form is the document used to start proceedings and contains