Drafting note for application notice for pre-action disclosure—Commercial Court
Drafting note for application notice for pre-action disclosure—Commercial Court

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Drafting note for application notice for pre-action disclosure—Commercial Court
  • Introduction
  • Relevant precedents
  • General points
  • Commercial Court Guide (the Guide)
  • Expedited applications
  • Specifying the judge
  • Service
  • Hearing
  • Top of the form
  • more

Introduction

Application notice—Commercial Court (Form N244(CC)) (PDF)
PDF Format

The application in the Commercial Court is made using Form N244CC.

Relevant precedents

For other relevant precedents, see:

Witness statement in support of application for pre-action disclosure

Order for pre-action disclosure

For other disclosure application precedents in the Commercial Court, see:

Application notice for specific disclosure - Commercial Court

Application notice for disclosure against a non-party - Commercial Court

General points

These drafting notes are to be used in conjunction with Form N244CC and are not designed for use with Form N244. If you are not making an application in the Commercial Court you need to use Form N244. For Form N244 and the associated drafting note see Application notice for pre-action disclosure.

Commercial Court Guide (the Guide)

Section F of the Commercial Court Guide (the Guide) provides general guidance in respect of applications in the Commercial Court. Guidance on matters relating to disclosure is set out in Section E of the Guide.

Expedited applications

If you have good grounds to request that the application is expedited, section F3 of the Guide requires the applicant to make a request for an expedited application to the Commercial Court Listing Office on notice to all other parties. This should be done by way of the application notice together with a covering letter.

Specifying the judge

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