Chancery guide

Detailed legal guidance on how to bring a case to the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice.


Chancery guide

Judicial Insolvency Network guidelines

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Includes general information on:

  • starting a case
  • making a statement of case
  • managing a case
  • providing expert evidence
  • applying to the court
  • listing arrangements
  • getting ready for a hearing
  • appealing to the court

And guidance on specialist cases relating to:

  • the Bankruptcy Court
  • the Companies Court
  • mortgage claims
  • partnership claims and receivers
  • the Patents Court and intellectual property
  • probate, inheritance and trusts

Appendices include advice on how to put together documents and bundles, as well as contact details for the court.

Guide updated January 2018.

Published 2 March 2015
Last updated 10 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Revised guide uploaded 10.1.18
  2. November update
  3. Revised guide uploaded
  4. Updated Chancery Guide published.
  5. Guide updated August 2017
  6. Revised version
  7. Chapter 30 has been replaced.
  8. Section 25 amendments
  9. JIN guidelines added
  10. Updated version of guide published.
  11. Revised guide published
  12. Guide amended November 2016
  13. First published.