(1) A third party defaulting in filing a statement of defence—
(a) admits the validity of, and is bound by,—
(i) any judgment (whether by consent, default, or otherwise) given in the proceeding; and
(ii) any decision on a question specified in the defendant’s statement of claim; and
(b) admits liability if a contribution, indemnity, relief, or remedy is claimed against the third party in the defendant’s statement of claim.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply in third party proceedings against the Crown, unless—
(a) an application is made to that effect and the court orders it; and
(b) the application was served on the Crown not less than 5 working days before the day for hearing the application.
Compare: 1908 No 89 Schedule 2 r 161