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N9A Admission Specified Amount

Sometimes when a Defendant is served with a court claim he may decide not to defend the claim. This could be for a variety of reasons, for example, he may genuinely be liable, or he may believe that he is not liable but concedes that he does not have enough evidence to refute the Claimant’s claims. Sometimes a Defendant may decide not to defend a claim because of the cost, or because he wants to maintain a business relationship with the Claimant.

Where a Defendant chooses not to defend a claim, he should not simply ignore it. This will entitle the Claimant to Judgment in default and a CCJ will be recorded against the Defendant’s name, making it difficult for him to get credit in future.

A Defendant can admit the claim and agree to give the Claimant the remedy which he seeks. By doing this, and paying within a certain time frame, he can avoid a CCJ.

This form should be used for admitting the whole of a claim only in cases where the Claimant is claiming for a specified amount of money.

This form can be downloaded directly from the government website here.