Drafting note for application notice for security for costs

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

  • Drafting note for application notice for security for costs

Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering security for costs. For guidance, see: Cross border considerations—checklist—Brexit—impact on CPR


The application should be made using Form N244: Application notice (Form N244)
. If you are in the Commercial Court the relevant court form is Application notice—Commercial Court (Form N244(CC)) (Word)

WARNING: Note that the official court forms have not yet been updated to reflect changes to the statement of truth which came into effect on 6 April 2020. Revised forms are due to be released in October 2020 and these will also include further changes to the statement of truth brought about by the 122nd Practice Direction update which come into force on 1 October. For guidance, see Practice Note: Statements of truth—Form of statement of truth.

These drafting notes are for use in conjunction with Form N244 only.

Related precedents

For other relevant Precedents, see

Witness statement in support of application for security for costs

Order for security for costs

General points

These drafting notes are to be used in conjunction with Form N244 and are not designed for use with Form N244(CC).

The form should be filled in with the details of the court proceedings eg title of the claim, reference number of the claim (CPR PD 23A, para 2.1).

Before making the application, a letter of request for security for costs should

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