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
  • 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
  • Serving a CCMC
  • CCMC—limitation
  • More...

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. remote hearings—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. court closures—if you need to physically attend court for a hearing or to use the counter services, check if the court is open or whether any special procedures are in place—see court and tribunal finder service for court details

  3. HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has provided an operational bulletin for the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC) which deals

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