District Court Rules 2014

Subpart 3—Heading of court documents

5.14 Heading on statement of claim and counterclaim

(1)

The heading of a statement of claim, and of any counterclaim intended to be served upon a person other than the plaintiff, must show—

(a)

the number of the proceeding:

(b)

the registry of the court in which it is filed:

(c)

if the statement of claim or counterclaim seeks relief in reliance on jurisdiction conferred by an enactment, the title of that enactment:

(d)

if the relief sought in the statement of claim or counterclaim relates to the validity or interpretation of an instrument other than a will, the name of the maker of, or the names of the parties to, the instrument and its date:

(e)

if the relief sought in the statement of claim or counterclaim relates to the validity or interpretation of an enactment, the Title and the relevant section or sections of the enactment:

(f)

the full name, and the place of residence and occupation, of every plaintiff and defendant, so far as they are known to the party presenting the document for filing.

(2)

Form 2 must be used for the purposes of subclause (1).

(3)

The names of parties in the heading of a statement of claim must not be repeated in the heading of a counterclaim, which may, for example, refer to the “Plaintiff and First Counterclaim Defendant”.

Compare: HCR 5.11