Serving a Statement of Claim in New South Wales
How long do I have to serve a Statement of Claim?
If you have commenced civil proceedings in New South Wales by filing a Statement of Claim, you must serve a filed copy of the Statement of Claim upon the defendant within six (6) months.
Serving a Statement of Claim on an Individual:
To serve a Statement of Claim in a Local Court proceeding on a defendant that is an individual you can:
Serving the Statement of Claim on a company
There are a number of ways you may serve a Statement of Claim on a defendant that is a company, the common of which are:
v handing it personally to a director of the company; or
v posting it to the registered office of the company.
If you want to serve the Statement of Claim by post, only the Local Court can mail the Statement of Claim to an individual. If the defendant is a corporation, anyone can post the Statement of Claim or serve it personally.
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Author: Michael K Twemlow
Published on: 23 January 2016