Responding to a statement of claim
This figure is a flowchart with labelled boxes linked by lines. The flowchart describes the steps you can take if you have been served with a Statement of claim for money or goods. Each box in the flowchart contains a hyperlink to further information. The action you take will depend on your responses to each step in the flowchart. The flowchart is described as a list of five steps. Where there are possible actions, these are listed beneath that step.
Step 1. You are served with a Statement of Claim [link to Responding to a Statement of Claim]. Possible action:
Step 2. You ask for more information [link to Asking for more information]. Possible action:
Step 3. You go to the pre-trial review [link to Pre-trial review]. Possible action:
Step 4. The court makes a decision [link to The decision].
Step 5. The plaintiff applies for default judgment against you after 28 days [link to Do nothing]