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Before deciding if you want to start a case in the Local Court, you should get legal advice.
You have six years to start a claim in the Local Court for money owed. If you are not sure, get legal advice.
It is very important that you make your claim against the right person or business, that you use the right name and you have the correct address. You will waste time and money if you make the claim against the wrong person or business as your claim may be dismissed or the judgment might not be enforceable. For further information, see Finding and naming the defendant.
Step by step guide: Working out pre-judgment interest.
Instructions: Instructions for completing a Statement of claim for goods
Sample: Statement of claim for goods
Step by step guide: Serving the Statement of Claim.