Directions Questionnaire

The first step in progressing a defended claim to final hearing is to complete and return to the court a directions questionnaire with the court fee. 

What’s Involved:
The court expects you to make contact with the other side of the dispute to discuss completion of the questionnaire.  The things to be discussed include:

  • If the case can be settled and agree to a month stay to facilitate this (can be extended for a further month if necessary), and if not;
  • Whether the case should be allocated to the small claims (<£10,000), fast track (£10,000 – £25,000) or multi-track (>£25,000),
  • Trial length
  • How long needed to prepare the case for trial & arrangements to exchange evidence; and
  • Agree any expert witness to be used

What we can do to help:

  • Contact the other side to discuss completion of the directions questionnaire
  • File and serve directions questionnaire
  • Arrange for an advocate to attend an allocation hearing with you
  • File and serve further written information as requested in an order for further information (allocation)

What we need from you:

  • Instructions and any questions you wish to ask the other side
  • Your comprehensive written further information to comply with an order for further information (allocation)

Please click here to see our costs for Directions Questionnaire.