Form

Form N9: Ask for more time to file a defence

Use this form to tell the court you need 28 days (rather than 14) to prepare your defence of a claim, or if you wish to challenge the court’s jurisdiction.

Documents

Response pack

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Pecyn Ymateb / Response pack

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Details

This form is called a ‘response pack’. It mentions other forms that you’ll need to send, depending on the type of claim.

Use Form N9A: Offer to pay money you owe to a claimant if you want to admit the claim or the amount claimed and/or you want time to pay a specified amount.

Use Form N9C: Admission (unspecified amount and non-money claims) if you want to admit:

  • the claim or the amount claimed, and/or you want time to pay an unspecified amount
  • a non-money claim

Use Form N9B: Make a defence or counterclaim: specified amount if you want to:

  • dispute the whole claim
  • make a counterclaim against the claimant

Use Form N9D: Make a defence or counterclaim: unspecified amount if you want to:

  • dispute a non-money claim
  • dispute a claim for an unspecified amount
  • make a counterclaim against the claimant

If you admit part of the claim use both Form N9A: Offer to pay money you owe to a claimant and Form N9B: Make a defence or counterclaim: specified amount.

You might find it useful to read the ‘Notes for defendant’ on Form N1: Make a claim against a person or organisation.

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Published 1 April 2014