The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.
This Practice Note sets out what you need to issue and file to bring a summary judgment application, with particular reference to the evidence required to support the application, as well as considering timetabling and on-the-day hearing issues.
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.
For guidance on when to bring a summary judgment application, with regard to both grounds and general timing issues, see Practice Notes:
Summary judgment applications—what, who and when
Summary judgment—principles of approach
and related content.
Note: this Practice Note considers summary judgment applications on the assumption that they would be dealt with at an oral hearing. It should be noted though that the court may, in appropriate circumstances, determine a summary judgment application without an oral hearing. In RGCM v Lockwood, Falk J, at the request of the claimant, dealt with its summary judgment application without a hearing, having concluded that it was
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