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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) or an indemnity claim.
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.
For guidance on the factors to consider before making an additional claim, see Practice Note: Counterclaims and additional claims under CPR 20—initial considerations and permission.
This Practice Note deals with the procedure for bringing a claim for contribution or indemnity. For guidance on tortious liability issues where more than one party is responsible for the damage suffered by the claimant and issues regarding contribution claims, including apportioning damage and excluding or limiting liability, see Practice Note: Multiple tortfeasors—liability issues and contribution claims.
For information on the definition of ‘additional claims’ under CPR 20, see Practice Note: Counterclaims and additional claims under CPR 20—initial considerations and permission—What is an ‘additional claim’?
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