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If a third party is added to proceedings as a part 20 defendant by the original defendant, is the third party automatically added as a party or does the court have to make an order?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/11/2017

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  • If a third party is added to proceedings as a part 20 defendant by the original defendant, is the third party automatically added as a party or does the court have to make an order?

If a third party is added to proceedings as a part 20 defendant by the original defendant, is the third party automatically added as a party or does the court have to make an order?

When making an additional claim, a defendant may need to apply to the court for permission to add the party, depending on the nature of the additional claim and when the claim is made. For more information, see Practice Note: Counterclaims and additional claims under CPR

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