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Where a claim form and particulars of claim issued via MCOL is served on the defendant at an incorrect address does the claimant need to amend the address on the claim form or is the claimant able to serve it on the defendant at the correct address without any amendment?

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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 23/08/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Where a claim form and particulars of claim issued via MCOL is served on the defendant at an incorrect address does the claimant need to amend the address on the claim form or is the claimant able to serve it on the defendant at the correct address without any amendment?
  • Issuing a claim via MCOL
  • Stating the incorrect address on the claim form
  • Amend or serve?
  • Further reading

Where a claim form and particulars of claim issued via MCOL is served on the defendant at an incorrect address does the claimant need to amend the address on the claim form or is the claimant able to serve it on the defendant at the correct address without any amendment?

Issuing a claim via MCOL

As explained in CPR PD 7E, a claimant may request the issue of a claim form by completing and sending an online claim form and paying the issue fee using Money Claim Online (MCOL).

The claimant is not obliged to file and serve the particulars of claim online and has the option instead of doing so separately. If so, the normal rules for service apply and the claimant must file a certificate of service.

Stating the incorrect address on the claim form

Where the incorrect address is given upon completing the claim form and issuing the claim,

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