Making an additional claim under CPR 20—contribution and indemnity claims
Making an additional claim under CPR 20—contribution and indemnity claims

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

  • Making an additional claim under CPR 20—contribution and indemnity claims
  • 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...

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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