(Fast track and Multi-track)
In the Claim No.
To be completed by, or on behalf of,
who is [1
][ ][Claimant][Defendant][Part 20 claimant] in this claim
You should note the date by which this questionnaire must be returned and
the name of the court it should be returned to since this may be different
from the court where the proceedings were issued.
If you have settled this claim (or if you settle it on a future date) and do not
need to have it heard or tried, you must let the court know immediately.
If the claim is not settled, a judge will allocate it to an appropriate case
management track. To help the judge choose the most just and cost-
effective track, you must now complete the directions questionnaire.
You should write the claim number on any other documents you send with
your directions questionnaire. Please ensure they are firmly attached to it.
Under the Civil Procedure Rules parties should make every effort to settle their case before the
hearing. This could be by discussion or negotiation (such as a roundtable meeting or settlement
conference) or by a more formal process such as mediation. The court will want to know what steps
have been taken. Settling the case early can save costs, including court hearing fees.
For legal representatives only
I confirm that I have explained to my client the need to try to settle; the
options available; and the possibility of costs sanctions if they r
try to settle.
Your answers to these questions may be considered by the court when it
deals with the questions of costs: see Civil P
rocedure Rules Part 44.
1. Given that the rules require you to try to settle the claim before the
hearing, do you want to a
ttempt to settle at this stage?
2. If Yes, do you want a one month stay?
t may order a stay, whether or not all the other
parties to the claim agree. Even if y
ou are requesting a
stay, you must still complete the rest of the questionnaire.
More information about mediation, the fees charged and
a directory of mediation providers is available online
from www.civilmediation.justice.gov.uk This service
provides members of the public and businesses with
contact details for national civil and commercial
mediation providers, all of whom are accredited by the
Civil Mediation Council.
3. If you answered ‘No’ to question 1, please state below the reasons wh
you consider it inappropriate to try to settle the claim at this stage.
1N181 Directions questionnaire (Fast track and Multi-track) (04.14) © Crown copyright 2014