On receipt of points of dispute the receiving party may, if he wishes, serve a reply within the next 21 days. There is no obligation on a receiving party to serve a reply.
A reply must be limited to points of principle and concessions only and should not contain general denials, specific denials or standard form responses (Part 47 Practice Direction, (para. 12.1)).
Whenever practicable, the reply must be set out in the form of Precedent G (Part 47 Practice Direction (para. 12.2)).