Timetable for statements of case
Timetable for statements of case

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

  • Timetable for statements of case
  • Claim form and particulars of claim—in the jurisdiction
  • Acknowledgment of service and defence—in the jurisdiction
  • Counterclaim—in the jurisdiction
  • Defence to counterclaim—in the jurisdiction
  • Reply and other documents—in the jurisdiction
  • Claim form and particulars of claim—outside the jurisdiction
  • Acknowledgment of service and defence—outside the jurisdiction
  • Counterclaim—outside the jurisdiction
  • Defence to counterclaim—outside the jurisdiction
  • more

Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering filing and service of statements of case. For guidance, see: Cross border considerations—checklist—Service—Brexit specific and Cross border considerations—checklist—Brexit—impact on CPR.

This Practice Note sets out the deadline/time limit for filing and serving statements of case in CPR Part 7 claims. It covers the time for serving the claim form (CPR 7.5), the time for serving the particulars of claim (CPR 7.4), the time for filing the acknowledgment of service (CPR 10.3), the time for filing the defence (CPR 15.4), the time for filing a counterclaim (CPR 20.8), the time for filing a defence to a counterclaim (CPR PD 15, para 3.2A), the time for serving a reply (CPR 15.8) and the time to serve other statements of case (CPR 15.9). The timetable is given by reference to documents served in England and Wales as well as documents served outside the jurisdiction. Guidance is also given on how to vary the timetable for serving statements of case as well as when a claim will be stayed under CPR 15.11.

The guidance given in this Practice Note is based on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which the matter is proceeding, there may also