County Court money claims—how and where to issue
County Court money claims—how and where to issue

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

  • County Court money claims—how and where to issue
  • What is a County Court money claim (CCMC)?
  • CCMC pre-action applications
  • Where and how do you issue a County Court money claim (CCMC)?
  • Serving a CCMC
  • CCMC—limitation
  • Applications in CCMC claims
  • Other claim processes under the CPR—Claim Production Centre and Money Claim Online

The Online Court Pilot scheme is contained in CPR PD 51R and is being used to test an online claims process called the ‘Online Court’ for claims which would otherwise be made through the Money Claim Online system. It currently applies only to County Court money claims which do not exceed £10,000 including interest. For more information on the pilot, see Practice Note: Online Civil Money Claims and County Court Online pilot schemes—CPR PD 51R and CPR PD 51S.

If you are not eligible for or do not wish to use the Online Court Pilot, you will need to follow the procedure below when commencing a County Court money claim (CCMC).

What is a County Court money claim (CCMC)?

A CCMC is any claim which:

  1. is started in the County Court under CPR 7

  2. is a claim only for an amount of money, whether for a specified or an unspecified amount, and

  3. is not a claim for which special procedures are provided in the CPR. Note: for the purposes of CPR PD 7A, the procedure in CPR PD 7D is not a special procedure

As such, any money claim which has some other form of claim associated with it does not fall within this definition. Examples of such excluded claims include the recovery of goods, declarations, claims for specific performance of contracts,