Q&As

What are the practical steps required to join a party to proceedings?

read titleRead full title
Published on LexisPSL on 30/04/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What are the practical steps required to join a party to proceedings?
  • Procedure for adding parties

What are the practical steps required to join a party to proceedings?

See Practice Note: Adding (joinder) and substituting parties, which gives guidance on adding, removing or substituting parties and when a court will make such an order under CPR Part 19. The court's permission is required to remove, add or substitute a party once the claim form has been served. The application for permission can be made by an existing party or a person who wishes to become a party. The court may order a person to be added as a new party if (a) it is desirable to add the new party so that the court can resolve all the matters in dispute in the proceedings, or (b) there is an issue involving the new party and an existing party which is connected to the matters in dispute in the proceedings, and it is desirable to add the new party so that the court can resolve that issue. In PeCe Beheer BV v Alevere Ltd, the court considered the test to be applied when considering whether to add a new party under CPR 19.2(2)(b) and stated the test was that which would be applied in an application to strike out a claim under CPR 3.4(2)(a) or (b) against a defendant, had the claim already been pleaded.

In order to add a

Popular documents