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A claim form is the document used to start proceedings. It contains information relevant to the proceedings, including: the court reference number to be used on all subsequent court documents; the parties to the proceedings; what is being claimed; particulars of the claim (including any claim for interest); and contact details for the claimant, generally the claimant's solicitor.
Guidance as to the contents of a claim form generally can be found in the Practice Note: Claim form—the contents.
This Precedent provides an N1 claim form (CPR Part 7) (06.16) containing suggested text for use in relation to a claim for copyright infringement. The form sets out guidance as to the specific points which should be taken into account when completing a claim form for use in such proceedings.
The claim form is part of a suite of Precedents, and should be read in conjunction with the following Precedents:
Particulars of Claim (copyright infringement)
Defence (copyright infringement)
Reply (copyright infringement)
Final order (copyright infringement)
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