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Is it possible to find out the claim number for a High Court Chancery matter in the Rolls Building where we only have the names of the parties?

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Published on LexisPSL on 19/05/2017

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  • Is it possible to find out the claim number for a High Court Chancery matter in the Rolls Building where we only have the names of the parties?

Is it possible to find out the claim number for a High Court Chancery matter in the Rolls Building where we only have the names of the parties?

Non-parties, on application, may access certain documents from the court record under CPR 5.4C. Anyone wishing to obtain copies of documents to which non-parties are entitled under CPR 5.4C (See CPR PD 51O, para 15):

  1. may use the public kiosk service at the RCJ at the Rolls Building, London to examine the electronic record of proceedings governed by the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 so as to determine whether any documents in relation to those proceedings are publicly available

  2. must complete the appropriate office copy request form

  3. must pay the appropriate fee

Non-parties to proceedings can view and copy:

  1. statements of case but not any documents attached to the statement of case. Court permission is not required, although the requirements in CPR 5.4C(3) must be met

  2. other documents filed at court, communications between the court and a party or another person and judgments and orders given or made in public. Court permission is required

For further guidance on the supply of documents from the court record to a non-party under CPR 5.4C, see Practice Note:

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