If you applied for default judgment and your claim was for the payment of an amount of money equal to the value of the goods as well as or instead of the return of the goods, the court may:
If you have been told to attend an assessment hearing, you should get
An assessment hearing is to determine what the value of the goods is. When preparing for the assessment hearing, you may need to prepare evidence that will show what the value of the goods you are claiming is.
When you filed your application for default judgment, you should have included in your affidavit in support evidence about the value of the goods. If you believe there is more information that you could provide, you should prepare further affidavit evidence.
Depending on the type of goods and how they came into your possession, you could include information in an affidavit statement about:
Before getting an expert witness to write and sign and affidavit, you should get
legal advice. There are special rules for using expert witnesses.
The defendant will not usually attend an assessment hearing, particularly where default judgment has been awarded.