To complete this notice,—
To the defendant/defendants* and any other person directed to be served.
This document notifies you that you must file in this registry of the court a statement of defence to the plaintiff's claim (a copy of which is served with this notice). You must do this within 25 working days after the date on which you have been served with this notice. If you do not, the plaintiff may at once proceed to judgment on the plaintiff's claim, and judgment may be given in your absence.
If a trial of the proceeding is necessary, it will be held in this court at [place] at a time to be fixed by the court.
(plaintiff/solicitor for plaintiff*)
If you file a statement of defence in the court, you must also provide the plaintiff with initial disclosure of documents in accordance with rule 8.4.
If you file a statement of defence in the court, you will be notified of the date and time of the first case management conference.
The purpose of the conference is to assist the parties in the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of the proceeding, to make directions as to the conduct of the proceeding, and, where practicable, to make interlocutory orders. The parties will also be assisted to identify, define, and refine the issues in dispute.
You must prepare for and attend the first case management conference. You will be expected to have discussed with the plaintiff the matters set out in Schedule 5 of the High Court Rules. You or your solicitor must file a memorandum relating to the procedural matters set out in rule 7.3 of the High Court Rules.
Include the following paragraph if it applies, otherwise omit.
The court has directed that this notice and the statement of claim be served not only on the defendant/defendants* but also on the following persons: [full name, place of residence, and occupation of each person or entity directed to be served].
Note: Please carefully read the memorandum attached to this notice.