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Pursuant to CPR 15.4, a party is required to file a defence 14 days after deemed service of the particulars of claim or, if an acknowledgment of service is filed, 28 days after deemed service of the particulars of claim. If a defendant does not think that it will be able to file and serve its defence within the above deadlines, the defendant is entitled to agree an extension of time with the claimant of up to 28 days pursuant to CPR 15.5. Save for the situation where the parties agree to stay the substantive proceedings, in
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