CPR31LETTER1

CPR 31.14 Request for disclosure of specific information

CPR 31.14 Request for disclosure of specific information of documents mentioned in the statement of case (particulars of claim)

Often claims for debt are submitted through the Northampton County Courts Bulk Processing centre and the particulars of claim are very limited and do not generally give enough information about the debt to enable you to defend, or admit, the debt with confidence. Therefore we send the claimants a request for documents mentioned in their claim. This requests the claimants supply you with documents which the rely on for bringing the case.

We ask for this information under CPR 31.14 which is

Quote Originally Posted by Civil Procedure Rules
Documents referred to in statements of case etc.31.14

(1) A party may inspect a document mentioned in –

(a) a statement of case;

This must be sent as soon as possible after having received the court claim and after having acknowledged receipt through the MoneyclaimOnline service. It is not applicable after the case has been allocated to a track (small claims/fast/multi track).

You can copy (Ctrl C) and paste (Ctrl V) this letter into a Word document for editing and printing before sending (amend the Green parts to suit)

Your name
Your address
Your postcode
Date

Claimants name
Claimants address
Claimants postcode

Dear Sirs,

Claim Number: XXXXXX

Request for documents mentioned in a statement of case under CPR 31.14

On xx/xx/xxxx I received a County Court claim from yourselves of which I have acknowledged receipt indicating my intention to defend in full.

To enable me to file my defence and/or counterclaim, I require inspection of documents you mention in your statement of case ahead of filing my defence on XX XXXX 201X.

1. Agreement / Contact
2. Default Notice
3. Assignment
4. Formal Demand

In accordance with CPR 31.15(c) I undertake to be responsible for your reasonable copying costs incurred in complying with this CPR 31.14 request.

You should note that this claim has not yet been allocated to a specific track and the provisions of CPR 27(2) are of no effect..

You should ensure compliance with your CPR 31 duties and ensure that the document(s) I have requested are copied to and received by me within 7 days of receiving this letter.

If you require more time in which to comply with this request you must tell me in writing and confirm your agreement to an extension of the time allowed for me to file my defense as allowed under CPR 15.5 so I may notify the court.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Your Name