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Pleadings Seminar

Meryl Rodrigues presented an in-firm seminar for our lawyers and students this morning on Pleadings. Meryl addressed several issues to consider when preparing a statement of defence, including:

  • Examining whether the client was properly named;
  • Checking if the claim was issued in time;
  • Assessing whether the court has jurisdiction;
  • Seeing if other entities need to be added to the lawsuit;
  • Considering whether the action was commenced in the proper venue;
  • Examining whether a demand for particulars or a motion to strike is necessary; and
  • Determining which facts to plead in the defence.

Meryl has consolidated these issues into a handy checklist.