9.2 Statement of Value

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Under CPR 16.3, if a claimant is making a claim for money, they must state the following in the claim form:

(a) the amount of money which he is claiming;

(b) that he expects to recover -

(i) not more than £5,000

(ii) more than £5,000 but not more than £15,000; or

(iii) more than £15,000; or

(c) that he cannot say how much he expects to recover.

If the claim is for personal injury, under CPR 16.3(3), the Claimant must also state in the claim form whether the amount expected for pain, suffering and loss of amenity is:

(a) not more than £1,000; or

(b) more than £1,000.

Under CPR 16.4(4), if a tenant of residential premises is seeking an order requiring the landlord to carry out repairs or other work to the premises, the Claimant must also state in the claim form:

(a) whether the estimated costs of those repairs or other work is:

(i) not more than £1,000; or

(ii) more than £1,000; and

(b) whether the financial value of any other claim for damages is:

(i) not more than £1,000; or

(ii) more than £1,000.

Under 16.4(5) if the claim form is to be issued in the High Court it must:

(a) state that the Claimant expects to recover more than £15,000;

(b) state that some other enactment provides that the claim may be commenced only in the High Court and specify that enactment;

(c) if the claim is a claim for personal injuries state that the Claimant expects to recover £50,000 or more; or

(d) state that the claim is to be in one of the specialist High Court lists and state which list.

In terms of working out the amount that the Claimant expects to recover, the following should be ignored:

(a)

(i) interest;

(ii) costs;

(b) that the Court may make a finding of contributory negligence against him;

(c) that the Defendant may make a counterclaim or that the defence may include a set-off; or

(d) that the Defendant may be liable to pay an amount of money which the Court awards to the Claimant to the Secretary of State for Social Security under section 6 of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 1.

Under CPR 16.4(7) the statement of value in the claim form does not prevent the Court from giving judgement for any amount to which the Claimant is entitled.

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