The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR)
The Civil Procedure Rules set out in detail, the process to be followed by all parties when issuing or responding to a claim. They govern the conduct of both the claimant and the defendant along with their solicitors (if applicable) as well as the courts themselves and also deal with issues such as costs and appeals. They rules are available online here: www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules.
If you intend to issue or defend a claim, you need to familiarise yourself with the relevant parts of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).
The claim form
Part 16 sets out what the claim must contain:
Practice Direction 7E deals with claims issued online through MCOL:
Paragraph 7 refers to filing your response online:
Transfer to your local court
Paragraph 12 of PD 7 deals with transfer of claims to your local court:
Part 31 refers to disclosure of documents:
Additional information requests
Summary judgment and strike out
Practice Direction 3 refers to the court’s powers to strike out a claim or issue summary judgment: