Making an application
Making an application

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

  • Making an application
  • Making an application—COVID-19
  • When and what to file
  • The application notice
  • The fee
  • The evidence
  • Expert evidence in interim applications
  • Statements of truth in applications
  • The draft order
  • Where the applicant needs to file and how to file
  • More...

This Practice Note looks at how to make an interim application under Part 23 of the CPR. It considers what you need to file ie the application notice (Form N244), supporting evidence (by way of verified witness statement), draft order and fee together with when and, where applicable, how these can be electronically filed, how to make an application out of hours and arrangements for applications made during court vacations. It also addresses the way in which the application should be served on the respondents, which level of judge can hear the application and how to restore an application. Finally it offers some practical tips and some ‘universal guidelines’ (set out in Kagazy) on making interim applications.

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR, with the exception of the guidance on out of hours applications, which also considers the various court guides. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further Court specific guidance below.

Making an application—COVID-19

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, various guidance has been given by the courts. In particular, practitioners should note in relation to making an application the guidance summarised below. However, given that the position is changing at a rapid pace, practitioners are well advised

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