A1.705 Procedure

The procedure for bringing proceedings is laid down by the Civil Procedure Rules 19981, and normal procedures apply with certain exceptions for claims made against the Crown (see below)2. On being served, the defendant may:

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    (a)     file or serve an admission3

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    (b)     file a defence4 (or do both, if he admits only part of the claim); or

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    (c)     file an acknowledgment of service5

Where a defendant fails to file a defence or acknowledgement of service, the Crown may enter default judgment6. After a defendant has filed a defence, the Crown may apply for summary judgment if it is believed

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