Letter to claimant explaining a request for security for costs against a company under CPR 25.13(2)(c)
Letter to claimant explaining a request for security for costs against a company under CPR 25.13(2)(c)

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

  • Letter to claimant explaining a request for security for costs against a company under CPR 25.13(2)(c)
  • The purpose of security for costs
  • The grounds for the application for security
  • Financial grounds
  • Other factors the court will consider
  • The Company's position
  • The amount of security
  • The Company's response

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

[insert name and address of client]

[insert date]

Dear [insert name of client]

[insert case heading]

I refer to our telephone conversation regarding the above matter. As we discussed, I have received a request from [insert name of defendant’s solicitors] that you provide security for their client's costs of this claim and I enclose a copy of that letter for your information.

This letter records the key points you need to consider in relation to this request and the consequence of failing to comply with it. The letter should give you sufficient information to enable you to provide me with informed instructions, on behalf of [insert name of client company] (the Company), as to how you wish to proceed.

[insert name of defendant] has required us to respond to the request for security by [insert date]. I have already written to seek a further [two weeks] and I am anticipating that this will be granted. We should therefore have until [insert date] to provide a substantive response. It is important that we meet as soon as possible to