I have received a claims pack from the Court. What do I do?

When County Court proceedings are issued against you, the Court will issue you with a claims pack to the postal address that we hold for you. This pack will include a copy of the claim form which provides details of the debt, known as the ‘particulars of claim’. The pack will also include various forms that you can fill out in order for you to respond to the claim.

You are given 19 days to reply to the claims pack from the date the claim was issued (the date of issue can be found on the court paperwork). It is important that you respond before this deadline as you might be subject to additional costs and/or receive a County Court Judgment if you do not respond in time. If you require additional time to consider your claims pack, there is an option to complete the acknowledgement of service form contained within the claims pack and this will provide you with a further 14 days to provide a substantive response to the claim.