High Court Civil

Rules of the High Court of Justice 2009

View or download the full Rules of the High Court of Justice 2009 or use the links below to view or download the individual parts.

These rules have been updated by:

  • SD2019/0071 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) 2019
  • SD2014/0027 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) 2014
  • SD 954/11 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) (No. 3) 2011
  • SD 558/11 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) (No. 2) 2011
  • SD 549/11 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) 2011
  • SD1025/10 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) (No. 2) 2010
  • SD 222/10 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) 2010
  • SD 686/09 - Rules of the High Court of Justice (Amendment) 2009.


Practice Direction 02 2020 - Authorities and Bundles

 

All links below, where relevant and once they have come into effect, have also been updated by these amendments .

Link here to Schedule 15.3 - Directives Remaining In Force or to the prescribed forms.

Part 1 - Introductory

Schedule 1 — Additional Rule-Making Powers

Part 2 - Administration

Chapter 1 — Divisions of the Court
Chapter 2 — Judges and Officers of the Court
Chapter 3 — General Powers of the Court
Chapter 4 — Forms and Practice Directions
Chapter 5 — Time
Chapter 6 — Court Documents
Chapter 7 — Service of Documents: General
Chapter 8 — Service of Claim Form
Chapter 9 — Service out of the Jurisdiction
Chapter 10 — Service of Documents From Foreign Courts or Tribunals
Chapter 11 — Civil Restraint Orders
Chapter 12 — Sanctions
Chapter 13 — Striking out of Dormant Claims
Schedule 2.1 — Electronic Communication and Filing of Documents

Part 3 - Parties

Chapter 1 — General
Chapter 2 — Addition and Substitution of Parties
Chapter 3 — Death of Party
Chapter 4 — Minors and Patients
Chapter 5 — Notice to Non-Parties
Chapter 6 — Representative Actions
Chapter 7 — Group Litigation
Schedule 3.1 — Description of Parties
Schedule 3.2 — Minors and Patients

Part 4 - Start of Proceedings

Chapter 1 — General
Chapter 2 — Small Claims Procedure
Chapter 3 — Summary Procedure
Chapter 4 — Chancery Procedure
Chapter 5 — Ordinary Procedure

Part 5 - Choice of Procedures

Chapter 1 — General
Chapter 2 — Small Claims Procedure
Chapter 3 — Summary Procedure
Chapter 4 — Chancery Procedure
Chapter 5 — Ordinary Procedure
Schedule 5.1 — Claims for which Chancery Procedure Is Normal Procedure
Schedule 5.2 — Standard Directions (Summary Procedure) 5-17

Part 6 - Statements of Case

Chapter 1 — General
Chapter 2 — Claim Form
Chapter 3 — Particulars of Claim
Chapter 4 — Admissions
Chapter 5 — Defence
Chapter 6 — Reply
Chapter 7 — Amendment of Statement of Case
Chapter 8 — Further Information
Chapter 9 — Additional Claims

Part 7 - Case Management

Chapter 1 — General
Chapter 2 — Applications for Court Orders
Chapter 3 — Interim Remedies
Chapter 4 — Security for Costs
Chapter 5 — Disclosure and Inspection of Documents
Chapter 6 — Offers to Settle
Chapter 7 — Payments into Court
Chapter 8 — Discontinuance
Chapter 9 — Mediation
Chapter 10 — Change of Advocate
Schedule 7.1 — Applications for Court Orders
Schedule 7.2 — Interim Orders
Schedule 7.3 — Interim Payments

Part 8 - Evidence

Chapter 1 — General
Chapter 2 — Chancery Procedure
Chapter 3 — Hearsay Evidence
Chapter 4 — Witnesses and Depositions
Chapter 5 — Evidence under 1975 Act
Chapter 6 — Experts and Assessors
Chapter 7 — Statements of Truth
Schedule 8.1 — Affidavits and Witness Statements
Schedule 8.2 — Form of Statement of Truth

Part 9 - Trials and Hearings

Part 10 - Judgments and Orders

Chapter 1 — Judgments and Orders — General
Chapter 2 — Default Judgment
Chapter 3 — Small Claims
Chapter 4 — Judgment without Trial after Striking out
Chapter 5 — Judgment on Admission
Chapter 6 — Summary Judgment
Chapter 7 — Instalment Orders
Chapter 8 — Provisional Damages
Chapter 9 — Accounts, Inquiries etc.
Schedule 10.1 — Accounts and Inquiries

Part 11 - Costs

Chapter 1 — Costs — General
Chapter 2 — Fixed Costs
Chapter 3 — Small Claims Procedure
Chapter 4 — Detailed Assessment
Chapter 5 — Special Cases
Schedule 11.1 — Summary Assessment
Schedule 11.2 — Form and Contents of Bill of Costs

Part 12 - Enforcement

Chapter 1 — Enforcement — General
Chapter 2 — Execution
Chapter 3 — Appointment of Receiver
Chapter 4 — Arrestment Orders
Chapter 5 — Charging Orders
Chapter 6 — Attachment of Earnings Orders
Chapter 7 — Miscellaneous Orders
Chapter 8 — Enforcement of Overseas Judgments
Chapter 9 — Committal for Contempt of Court
Chapter 10 — Enforcement of Judgments Abroad
Chapter 11 — Forfeiture and Civil Recovery
Schedule 12.1 — Forfeiture
Schedule 12.2 — Civil Recovery

Part 13 - Special Types of Claim

Chapter 1 — Claims for Possession of Land
Chapter 2 — Other Claims relating to Land
Chapter 3 — Interpleader
Chapter 4 — Probate, Wills, Estates and Trusts
Chapter 5 — Admiralty Proceedings
Chapter 6 — Arbitration Claims
Chapter 7 — Companies
Chapter 8 — Intellectual Property Claims
Chapter 9 — Review of Detention
Chapter 10 — Miscellaneous Claims
Schedule 13.1 — Patents and Registered Designs
Schedule 13.2 — Financial Restrictions Proceedings under Terrorism (Finance) Act 2009

Part 14 - Appeals etc.

Chapter 1 — Appeals
Chapter 2 — Review of Decisions
Chapter 3 — References to the European Court

Part 15 - Supplemental

Chapter 1 — Transitional Arrangements
Chapter 2 — Consequential Amendments and Repeals
Schedule 15.1 — Amendments
Schedule 15.2 — Repeals and Revocations
Schedule 15.3 — Directives Remaining In Force
Explanatory note
Page last updated on 21 August 2020