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Sometimes after filing your defence form, you may need to change it. This is called 'amending' your defence.
You may want to amend your defence to:
You can amend your defence only if:
If the plaintiff asks the court for permission to amend their statement of claim you should ask for permission to amend your defence. If the plaintiff brings up something new in their statement of claim, you may need to respond to it.
If you want to ask for leave to amend your defence, you should get legal advice.
An amended defence needs to be renamed and should be dated, for example 'Amended defence - amended on 21 March 20xx'.
You need to state why you are amending the defence:
Amendments should be noted by striking through the wrong information. Any changes or new additions should be underlined and/or in bold text.
The amended defence needs to be filed with the court, and a stamped copy served on any other parties. It is important to file the amended defence by the date ordered by the court.
Sample: Sample amended defence.