MISPRINT IN THE WHITE BOOK?

What IS the amendment to the rule governing the statement of value to be included in the claim form? (Rule 16.3(2) CPR)Image

Volume 1 of the White Book 2014 sets out rule 16.3(2) as follows:

‘The claimant must, in the claim form, state –

(a) the amount of money claimed;

(b) that the claimant expects to recover –

(i)         not more than £10,000;

(ii)         more than £10,000 but not more than £100,000;

(iii)        more than £100,000; or

(c) that the claimant cannot say how much is likely to be recovered.’

 

The Spring 2014 First Supplement to the 2014 edition of the White Book states that the above rule is to be deleted in its entirety and substituted with a new rule where the figures should in fact be: (i) not more than £10,000; (ii) more than £10,000 but not more than £50,000; or (iii) more than £50,000.

This amendment does not correspond with the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013 (SI 2013/262) which merely changed £5,000 to what is now £10,000 but did not change the upper original level of £25,000 in (b)(ii) and (iii). (http:www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/262/article/6/made)

Neither does it correspond with the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014 (SI 2014/407) as those rules changed (from 6th April 2014) the figure of £25,000 in rule 16.3(5) only to £100,000, not in rule 16.3(2). (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/407/article/11/made)

 

The Ministry of Justice website shows the correct position:

Rule 16.3(2):

‘The claimant must, in the claim form, state –

(a) the amount of money claimed;

(b) that the claimant expects to recover –

(i) not more than £10,000;

(ii) more than £10,000 but not more than £25,000; or

(iii) more than £25,000; or

(c) that the claimant cannot say how much is likely to be recovered.’

: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part16#16.3

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