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Application notice
Name of court
For help in completing this form please read 
Claim no.
the notes for guidance form N244Notes.
Warrant no.  
(if applicable)
Claimant’s name 
(including ref.)
Defendant’s name 
(including ref.)
Date
.  What is your name or, if you are a solicitor, the name of your firm?
2. Are you a
Claimant
Defendant
Solicitor
Other (please specify)
If you are a solicitor whom do you represent? 
3. What order are you asking the court to make and why?
4. Have you attached a draft of the order you are applying for? 
Yes
No
5. How do you want to have this application dealt with?
at a hearing
without a hearing
at a telephone hearing
6. How long do you think the hearing will last?
Hours
Minutes
Is this time estimate agreed by all parties?
Yes
No
7. Give details of any fixed trial date or period
8. What level of Judge does your hearing need?
9. Who should be served with this application?
N244 Application notice (05.08) 
 

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0. What information will you be relying on, in support of your application?
the attached witness statement
the statement of case
the evidence set out in the box below
If necessary, please continue on a separate sheet.
Statement of Truth
(I believe) (The applicant believes) that the facts stated in this section (and any continuation sheets) are true.
Signed
Dated
Applicant(’s Solicitor)(’s litigation friend)
Full name
Name of applicant’s solicitor’s firm
Position or office held
(if signing on behalf of firm or company)
. Signature and address details
Signed
Dated
Applicant(’s Solicitor)(’s litigation friend)
Position or office held
(if signing on behalf of firm or company)
Applicant’s address to which documents about this application should be sent
If applicable
Phone no.
Fax no.
DX no.
Postcode
Ref no.
E-mail address
2
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Application Notice (Form N244) – Notes for Guidance
Court Staff cannot give legal advice. If you need 
Telephone hearings are only available in applications 
information or advice on a legal problem you can 
where at least one of the parties involved in the case 
contact Community Legal Service Direct on  
is legally represented. Not all applications will be 
0845 345 4 345 or www.clsdirect.org.uk, or a 
suitable for a telephone hearing and the court may 
Citizens Advice Bureau. Details of your local offices 
refuse your request.
and contact numbers are available via their website 
www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Question 6
If you do not know how long the hearing will take do 
Paying the court fee
not guess but leave these boxes blank.
A court fee is payable depending on the type of 
application you are making. For example:
Question 7
• To apply for judgment to be set aside
If your case has already been allocated a hearing 
date or trial period please insert details of those dates 
• To apply to vary a judgment or suspend enforcement
in the box.
• To apply for a summons or order for a witness  
to attend
Question 8
If your case is being heard in the High Court or a 
• To apply by consent, or without service of the 
District Registry please indicate whether it is to be 
application notice, for a judgment or order.
dealt with by a Master, District Judge or Judge.
No fee is payable for an application by consent for an 
adjournment of a hearing if it is received by the court 
Question 9
at least 14 days before the date of the hearing.
Please indicate in the box provided who you want the 
court to send a copy of the application to.
What if I cannot afford the fee?
If you show that a payment of a court fee would 
Question 10
involve undue hardship to you, you may be eligible for 
In this section please set out the information you 
a fee concession.
want the court to take account of in support of the 
application you are making.
For further information, or to apply for a fee concession, 
If you wish to rely on:
ask court staf  for a copy of the combined booklet and 
• a witness statement, tick the first box and attach 
form EX160A - Court fees - Do I have to pay them? 
the statement to the application notice. A witness 
This is also available from any county court office, or a 
statement form is available on request from the 
copy of the leaflet can be downloaded from our website 
court office.
www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk
• a statement of case, tick the second box if you 
Completing the form
intend to rely on your particulars of claim or defence 
in support of your application.
Question 3
• written evidence on this form, tick the third box 
Set out what order you are applying for and why; 
and enter details in the space provided. You must 
e.g. to adjourn the hearing because..., to set aside a 
also complete the statement of truth. Proceedings 
judgment against me because... etc.
for contempt of court may be brought against a 
person who signs a statement of truth without an 
Question 5
honest belief in its truth.
Most applications will require a hearing and you 
will be expected to attend. The court will allocate a 
Question 11
hearing date and time for the application. Please 
The application must be signed and include your 
indicate in a covering letter any dates that you are 
current address and contact details. If you agree that 
unavailable within the next six weeks.
the court and the other parties may communicate with 
you by Document Exchange, telephone, facsimile or 
The court will only deal with the application ‘without a 
email, complete the details
hearing’ in the following circumstances.
•  Where all the parties agree to the terms of the 
Before returning your form to the court
order being asked for;
Have you:
• signed the form on page 2,
•  Where all the parties agree that the court should 
• enclosed the correct fee or an application for fee 
deal with the application without a hearing, or
concession,
•  Where the court does not consider that a hearing 
• made sufficient copies of your application and 
would be appropriate.
supporting documentation. You will need to submit 
one copy for each party to be served and one copy 
for the court.
N244 Notes Application Notice (Form N244) – Notes for Guidance (07.08) 
 
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