Starting a claim

Starting a claim guidance:

What are the Business and Property Courts? The Business and Property Courts (B&PCs) came into operation on 2 October 2017 as a single umbrella for certain specialist...

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ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you to the provisions...

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This Practice Note looks at CE-File electronic working in the courts under CPR PD 51O, in the context of case management. It provides guidance on how to file a document...

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This Practice Note is an introduction to CE-File electronic working/electronic filing or e-working/e-filing in the courts under CPR PD 51O, including when and where...

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Filing the claim form The claim form, once completed, will need to be filed with the court you have decided to issue proceedings in together with a request that the court...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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This Practice Note outlines some of the key considerations when dealing with claims concerning company directors. It addresses the definition of a director, the likely...

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Legislative reforms, which took effect on 1 October 2015, established the right to collective redress for victims of anti-competitive behaviour, including the option to...

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This Practice Note relates specifically to construction disputes. For more guidance and materials on general litigation topics (not specific to construction) please refer...

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This Practice Note identifies, from a practical perspective, the initial factors to consider where an irreconcilable conflict arises between parties to a joint venture...

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This Practice Note considers the costs-only procedure set out in Section IV of CPR 46 at CPR 46.14. Purpose of costs only Part 8 proceedings The intention is that the...

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: County Court money claims—how and where to issue. Note: for information on the pilot scheme for the...

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The Online Court Pilot scheme is contained in CPR PD 51R and is being used to test an online claims process called the ‘Online Court’ for claims which would otherwise be...

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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...

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This Practice Note considers the background and development of electronic working in the courts. It provides a summary of electronic working schemes which have ended and...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the types of parties which may become involved (whether as claimant or defendant) in litigation in England and Wales, and the...

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This Practice Note considers electronic working (e-working), in particular, in relation to electronic communications and electronic filing (e-filing) under CPR PD 5B and...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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What is a Group Litigation Order? Multiple claims can be managed by the court under a group litigation order (GLO). GLOs may be made, before or after the commencement of...

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Who may apply and when? It is worth noting that, subject to obtaining the appropriate consent (discussed below), the court has the power to order a GLO of its own...

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This Practice Note considers how a party in civil litigation proceedings may assign a claim or cause of action in law or in equity, including the specific issues to...

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This Practice Note sets out the requirements and considerations for permitted assignment of claims or causes of action in English civil litigation. For guidance on how to...

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This Practice Note identifies the key practical considerations when faced with a potential joint venture (JV) dispute. It is relevant to all forms of JV structure, with...

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This Practice Note identifies the key factors that you should consider when advising a client where an issue or potential dispute has arisen in the operation of a joint...

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This Practice Note considers when non-compliance with a pre-action protocol or the Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols may result in a party being...

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This Practice Note identifies two pilot schemes to test online court environments in County Court money claims: the ‘Online Civil Money Claims Pilot’ (OCMC pilot)...

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This Practice Note sets out an overview of a litigation process for a dispute in England and Wales. It includes details of the stages of a dispute, from pre-action...

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This Practice Note is to be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Overview of the litigation process in England and Wales, which sets out an overview of a litigation...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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Representative parties—CPR 19.6 Under CPR 19.6(1), a claim may be begun, or the court may order that a claim be started or continued by or against one or more person with...

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