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

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

  • County Court money claims—how and where to issue
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • When can money claims be issued in the Online Court Pilot?
  • What is a County Court money claim (CCMC)?
  • Claims which should not be issued via the CCMCC
  • CCMC pre-action applications
  • Where and how do you issue a County Court money claim (CCMC)?
  • Preferred County Court hearing centre
  • Queries regarding the CCMC
  • Electronic working
  • More...

County Court money claims—how and where to issue

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For more information, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has provided an operational bulletin for the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC) which deals with filing documents by post and email, extensions of time, electronic signatures and enforcement. For more information, see: LNB News 07/04/2020 87—Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS operational bulletin provides update on CCMCC.

HMCTS provides details of processing or reply times for work at the CCMCC and the County Court Business Centre (CCBC) and this information is updated regularly. The website also notes that due to coronavirus, it may take longer to answer calls and correspondence and to process claims and as urgent work is prioritised, the courts are unable to provide updates on how cases are progressing. For more information, see HMCTS Civil Business Centres performance information.

When can money claims be issued in the Online Court Pilot?

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.

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