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IV. How to defend myself against a civil action

Upon being served with the Writ of Summons (or Originating Summons) by the Plaintiff as a Defendant, you shall file an acknowledgement of service indicating your intention to contest the proceedings within 14 days thereof (including the date of service).


For the Writ of Summons proceedings, you shall then file and serve your Defence within 28 days after the time limited for acknowledging service of the writ or after the statement of claim is served on you, whichever is the later.


In case of originating summons proceedings, you shall file and serve your affidavit in opposition within 28 days upon your receipt of affidavit evidence by the Plaintiff.