Starting your case
This figure is a flowchart with labelled boxes linked by lines. The flowchart describes the steps you can take if you are starting a case against someone who owes you 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 file a Statement of Claim with the Local Court and serve it on the defendant [link to Completing a statement of claim]. Possible action:
Step 2. The defendant asks for more information [Link to The defendant's response]. 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. You apply for default judgment after 28 days [link to Default judgment].