A civil action begins when a party (the plaintiff) files a claim document called an originating process against another party (the defendant).
This document can either be a Writ of Summons (Writ) or an Originating Summons (OS), depending on the nature of the case.
Refer to the following to find out which court process you have to follow and the conditions that apply:
You will have to...
The process applies for any of the following...
|Respond to a civil claim made by Writ of Summons (simplified civil process)
|Respond to a civil claim made by a Writ of Summons
|Respond to a civil claim made by an Originating Summons
You have been served an OS by the plaintiff or their lawyers (if any).