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Should HM Prison Service or the Ministry of Justice be named as the defendant on a claim form?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/08/2017

The following PI & Clinical Negligence Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Should HM Prison Service or the Ministry of Justice be named as the defendant on a claim form?

In civil proceedings against the Crown as defined in CPR 66.1(2), the claim form must contain the names of the government departments and officers of the Crown concerned (CPR 16.2(1A)(a)).

An executive agency is a part of a government department which is treated as a separat

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