County Court money claims—early stages progress up to allocation
County Court money claims—early stages progress up to allocation

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

  • County Court money claims—early stages progress up to allocation
  • How does a County Court money claim (CCMC) progress through the courts?
  • Transfer of proceedings of CCMCs
  • Automatic transfer of CCMCs—when?
  • Automatic transfer of CCMCs—where?
  • Jurisdiction of legal advisers in the County Court—CPR PD 2E
  • Failure to comply with notice of proposed allocation
  • Judgment following strike out in CCMCs—automatic transfer
  • Default judgment in CCMCs—automatic transfer
  • Admissions—automatic transfer to preferred hearing centre
  • more

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: County Court money claims—how and where to issue.

Note: for information on the pilot scheme for the filing and issuing of County Court Money Claims (CCMCs) online at the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC), see Practice Note: Online Civil Money Claims and County Court Online pilot schemes—CPR PD 51R and CPR PD 51S.

How does a County Court money claim (CCMC) progress through the courts?

CCMCs can be brought for specified or unspecified amounts of money. The concept of CCMCs (County Court claims where the only claim is for money, whether for a specified or an unspecified amount) require all such claims to be issued via the CCMCC. For a definition of a CCMC and further information on issuing them, see Practice Note: County Court money claims—how and where to issue.

Once a CCMC has been issued at the CCMCC, subject to the matters below, it remains there for all the early stage administration up until directions questionnaires have been filed with the court. At that point the claim is then transferred.

Transfer of proceedings of CCMCs

The claimant will have specified their 'Preferred County Court Hearing Centre' in their claim form, Form N1. The preferred hearing centre is the hearing centre to which the claimant would want proceedings