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  • Court Claims

    Court Claims

    Zoran Gelic,
    What is a Court “claim”? In order to commence civil proceedings before either the Magistrates Court, the District Court or the Supreme Court of Queensland, a party must file a Court document known as a “claim” with the relevant Court registry. A claim is an “originating process”, as it officially starts the Court proceeding once […]
  • Court Applications

    Court Applications

    Zoran Gelic,
    When can a party commence Court proceedings by way of a Court application? A Court proceeding must be started by claim unless the Uniform Civil Procedure Rule 1999 (Qld) (‘UCPR’) or other legislation (‘Act’) require or permit the proceeding to be started by application. Unlike a claim, a party that commences a Court proceeding by […]
  • Notice of Intention to Defend

    Notice of Intention to Defend

    Zoran Gelic,
    What is a Court “notice of intention to defend”? If you are served with a Court claim and statement of claim, then you, the “defendant”, are only allowed to take a step in the Court proceeding (i.e. formally defend yourself) if you have first filed a Court document known as a “notice of intention to […]