Making an additional claim under CPR 20—claims for a contribution, indemnity or other remedy

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

  • Making an additional claim under CPR 20—claims for a contribution, indemnity or other remedy
  • What is an ‘additional claim’?
  • What is a contribution claim?
  • What is an indemnity claim?
  • Against whom can a defendant make a claim for a contribution, indemnity or other remedy?
  • When can an additional claim be made and is permission required?
  • Defendant's claim for contribution, indemnity or other remedy against an existing party
  • Defendant's claim for contribution, indemnity or other remedy against a party added to the proceedings later
  • Defendant's claim for a contribution, indemnity or other remedy against a new party
  • What to file
  • More...

Making an claim'>additional claim under CPR 20—claims for a contribution, indemnity or other remedy

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.

CPR 20 sets out the process whereby a party can bring an ‘additional claim’. An ‘additional claim’ includes a claim for contribution with reference to the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 (CL(C)A 1978), a claim for an indemnity and a claim for ‘some other remedy’ (which is not a counterclaim) (CPR 20.2).

This Practice Note sets out the procedure for making such claims, including issues such as when permission is required to bring such claims, how to title the proceedings, responding to an additional claim and their effect on case management.

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Counterclaims and additional claims under CPR 20—initial considerations and permission, which gives guidance on the factors to consider before making an additional claim and which sets out:

  1. how the CPR defines an additional claim—see: What is an ‘additional claim’?

  2. which rules apply to additional claims—see: Which CPR rules do and do not apply to additional claims?

  3. whether

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