If you receive a claim notice and you decide that it was the claimant who did the wrong, you may bring a claim against the claimant, called a counterclaim.
A counterclaim must include a ‘notice and statement of counterclaim’ in the appearance and defence filed with the District Court clerk and served on the claimant.
The counterclaim must:
- State that you counterclaim against the claimant
- Clearly and concisely set out the allegations you are making and the amount or other remedy you are seeking
- List all correspondence and other doucments on which the counterclaim relies, including relevant dates
- Be set out in numbered paragraphs.