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Hi, I have three questions about completing a claim form

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Hi,
I have three questions about completing a claim form and particulars for a libel claim in the high court.
I have no legal training, but have pursued many clients for non payment in the country and high court, made my case in front of a Judge a number of time and do have a fair understanding of the court process. However I have never initiated a libel claim.
I have read practice direction 53 and not sure about the following.
1. Does a libel claim have a fixed value or unspecified.
2. If a claim is for a specified value does the rationale behind the amount claimed need to be included the particulars of claim.
3. I do not seek aggravated or exemplary damages, but how does the claim need to include that which I do claim.
Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

1. You can put unspecified amount

Alex Watts :

2. Yes

Alex Watts :

3. You would put a value to reflect how you have suffered serious harm and the cost of putting it right

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

Thank you for those answers. Just a couple of points of clarification.

Customer:

1. Do mean the claim must be for unspecified amount ?

Customer:

Or, either a fixed value claim or unspecified can be chosen.

Alex Watts :

1. No you can put either the value you want, ie a claim between £10,000 and £50,000 - or you can just put TBA

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Customer:

thats great. thanks.

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