County Court Online pilot scheme—CPR PD 51S

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

  • County Court Online pilot scheme—CPR PD 51S
  • What is the pilot scheme and does it apply to me?
  • Scope of the County Court Online Pilot—CPR PD 51S, paras 2, 6
  • What CCMC claims are suitable for invitation to use the County Court Online?—CPR PD 51S, para 5
  • How do you start a claim in the County Court Online?—CPR PD 51S, paras 7–10
  • How is a claim issued and served in the County Court Online?—CPR PD 51S, paras 11–12
  • Statements of truth in the County Court Online—CPR PD 51S, paras 13–15A
  • Timing of submitting online claim forms at court and website malfunction issues in the County Court Online website—CPR PD 51S, paras 16–19

County Court Online pilot scheme—CPR PD 51S

This Practice Note deals with a pilot scheme to test a procedure to enable legal representatives to file and issue County Court money claims (specified or unspecified) online (CPR PD 51S).

The pilot scheme is part of a wider HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) reform initiative, more information on which can be found on the Gov.uk website—HMCTS reform programme.

What is the pilot scheme and does it apply to me?

CPR PD 51S has introduced a pilot scheme for the filing and issuing of County Court Money Claims (CCMC) online at the CCMCC. The aim of the pilot is to reduce the delays that currently occur when claims are issued in the County Court, with legal representatives being able to issue a claim online and receive a sealed claim form and claim number in a matter of minutes. The pilot scheme runs from 12 September 2017 to 30 November 2022. Participation in the pilot scheme was initially by invitation only for a select number of firms, but it is now available to all professional users—see: LNB News 05/06/2020 72—Pilot scheme in PD51S extended to all professional applicants amid coronavirus (COVID-19).

CCMC cases are identified in CPR PD 7A, para 4. They were previously known as ‘designated money claims’. For further guidance on the process that applies in respect of CCMC cases

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