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In what circumstances can particulars of claim be served separately to the claim form? If a party wishes to amend its statement of case, what are the cost implications of this?

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Produced in partnership with Karen Hellier of Clarke Willmott
Published on LexisPSL on 05/07/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A produced in partnership with Karen Hellier of Clarke Willmott provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • In what circumstances can particulars of claim be served separately to the claim form? If a party wishes to amend its statement of case, what are the cost implications of this?
  • Service of the particulars of claim
  • Amending a statement of case

In what circumstances can particulars of claim be served separately to the claim form? If a party wishes to amend its statement of case, what are the cost implications of this?

For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on a claim made under CPR Part 7.

Service of the particulars of claim

The claim form and particulars of claim can be served separately in all circumstances but must be served within four months of issue of the claim form and the claim form must state that the particulars of claim are to follow. The particulars of claim must be served within 14 days of service of the claim form (CPR 7.4, CPR PD 7A, para 6.1-6.2, CPR 16.2(2), CPR PD 16, paras 3.2-3.3).

The claimant must file the particulars of claim within seven days of serving them on the defendant,

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