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

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. In particular note the following:

  1. physical hearings are being avoided and remote hearings arranged where possible in accordance with a remote hearing protocol published by the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary which applies in the County Court. The remote hearing protocol was published on 20 March 2020 and updated on 26 March 2020. For further detail, see: LNB News 23/03/2020 89—Guidance on civil court hearings issued in light of coronavirus (COVID-19) and LNB News 01/04/2020 71—Guidance on civil court hearings issued in light of coronavirus (COVID-19) updated. For detailed guidance on the use of audio and video-conferencing for hearings during the coronavirus pandemic, see Practice Note: Remote hearings in civil proceedings via video-conferencing and telephone—Use of audio and video-conferencing for hearings in times of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  2. if you need to physically attend court for a hearing or to use the counter services, check first if the court is open as only priority courts remain open at present—see: LNB News 27/03/2020 63—Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Priority courts remain open to ensure access to justice

  3. HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has provided an operational bulletin for the County