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CPR PD 16, para 2.6 states that the claim form must be headed with the full name of each party. In the case of a company, the full registered name, including suffix (limited etc) must be used (CPR PD 16, para 2.6(d)).
CPR PD 10, para 5.2 provides that: 'Where the defendant's name has been incorrectly set out in the claim form, it should be correctly set out on the acknowledgment of service followed by the words “described as” and the incorrect name'.
Depending on the nature of the mistake made by the claimant and the steps the claimant has/has not taken in the light of that mistake, a defendant may wish to consider if an application to strike out the claim is appropriate. For more information, see: Summary judgment and strike out—overview.
In such circumstances, the claimant may, depending on the nature of the mistake, seek to:
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