NEW FORM N244: SOMETHING TO WATCH OUT FOR
On the 20th January there were some slight amendments to Form N244 – the form for making applications in civil proceedings.
So far as I can tell the main change is to the statement of truth. There has been a discrepancy between the statement of truth required by the Rules and the statement in the form. The form now contains the words
“I understand that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against anyone who makes, or causes to be made, a false statement in a document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth”
There are also additional requirements that the person signing the application confirms that they are authorised to do so. There are now specific references to part 10 of the form (confirmed as being true) and any continuation sheets.
The Form is available here.