Statements of case in the Commercial Court
Statements of case in the Commercial Court

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

  • Statements of case in the Commercial Court
  • Statements of case generally
  • The claim form
  • Acknowledgment of Service
  • Part 20 claims
  • Preparing, serving and filing particulars of claim
  • Preparing, serving and filing the defence
  • Preparing, serving and filing a reply

References to the Guide are to the Commercial Court Guide.

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:

  1. Claim form—the contents, Drafting the particulars of claim and reply, Admissions, Drafting the defence, Making an additional claim under CPR 20—counterclaim, defence to counterclaim and reply to defence to counterclaim, Part 18 requests for further information (CPR 18), Amending a statement of case—introduction, Statements of truth and Commercial Court—case management

  2. CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courts and CE-File—electronic filing and case management in the Rolls Building and other courts—as of 25 April 2017, CE-File electronic working is mandatory for all professional court users in certain jurisdictions of the Rolls Building in London, including the Commercial Court. For more information on electronic filing generally, see Practice Note: Electronic filing and communications

  3. Business and Property Courts—shorter trials scheme for claims issued on or after 1 October 2015 and Business and Property Courts—flexible trials scheme for claims issued on or after 1 October 2015 where the claim may be suitable for and/or is proceeding under either or both of the shorter or flexible trials schemes under CPR PD 57AB which operate in the Business and Property Courts

You should also consider if the proceedings will be subject to the disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts, especially as regards