I have filed a defence to the claim – what happens next?

If you have responded to the claims pack by filing a defence to the claim the next step will be for the Court to provide instructions as to how the claim will continue. This usually begins by the Court asking both parties to complete a ‘Directions Questionnaire’, so that they can gather more information about the claim. The Court will provide a deadline for this to be completed and this will be detailed by way of a Notice of Proposed Allocation that is posted to both parties by the Court. Failure to comply with any Court Order(s) could result in the strike out of your defence and/or counter claim and allow the Claimant to request a County Court Judgment against you.