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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
You are in effect amending your claim.
You need to make a formal application to do this.
You will need to use form N244 - http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
Sorry I mean here:
You need to say to the Court why you are amending the claim and enclose a copy of the amended claim showing what is changing
So you need to explain what has changed and why
The cost of the application is £50
You must get the Courts permission to amend the claim - if you do not then you can not include these sums
So make a formal application to amend your claim
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Hi Thanks, ***** ***** the notification procedure to the defendants and can they delay the process?
It could do. They will have permission to file an amended defence, if they want to
The Court will consider the application and then make an order. At which point you have to serve your amended claim on D.
Then they file their amended defence
So the Court will have to notify them of the amendment?
No, once approved you do
Can we simply advise the court that we wish to amend the amount due without issuing the N244?
No. You need the courts permission which means a formal application
It will cost you £50 to make the application - there is no getting away from that
Finally, in the disclosure process prior to the hearing will we need to provide a copy of the N244 to the defendants?
Not this one no.
If the order is granted then you need to file your amended claim with the Defendants who can then file an amended defence
Does this answer the question for you today?