Default judgment—video hearings pilot scheme (ended 2019) [Archived]
Default judgment—video hearings pilot scheme (ended 2019) [Archived]

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

  • Default judgment—video hearings pilot scheme (ended 2019) [Archived]
  • What is the purpose of the pilot scheme?
  • When does the pilot scheme apply?
  • Application—allocation and notification
  • Application—mandatory conditions
  • Relationship between the pilot scheme and other CPR provisions

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note considers the video hearings pilot scheme which ran from 30 November 2018 to 30 November 2019. The pilot scheme was set out in Practice Direction 51V and provided for applications to set aside default judgments, obtained under CPR 12, to take place using a video hearing. The pilot scheme only applied where the judgment in default was entered by the County Court for a specified amount of money. The pilot scheme was non-mandatory and for it to apply, the parties had to consent to a video hearing and have the necessary IT equipment required to participate in a video hearing.

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