How can I amend an error in a court order?

I represent a claimant in a personal injury claim. I’ve received the final order from the court, but an error makes its interpretation unclear. How can it be amended? Do I need to inform the defendant’s solicitors?

Clerical mistakes in judgments or orders, or errors arising from any accidental slip or omission, may at any time be corrected by the court under rule 40.12 of the Civil Procedure Rules.

A party may apply for a correction without notice.

There’s no time limit for such an application.

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