Disputing a Disputes Tribunal Claim Against You

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  1. This helps you to organise and prepare a defence against a Disputes Tribunal Claim that is made against you.
  2. You have the choice of:
  3. Us preparing submissions for you to defend the claim against you, to be filed with the Disputes Tribunal and for you to present at the Hearing;
  4. Us firstly drafting a Settlement negotiating letter on your behalf, in an attempt to settle matters and to avoid a Disputes Tribunal Hearing AND preparing submissions for you to defend the claim at a Hearing should your settlement offer be declined.
  5. Please note that if you instruct us to draft a settlement negotiating letter and correspondence with the other party takes place in an attempt to come to settlement, if you want us to proceed with answering this correspondence from the other party, this will incur an additional cost of $150.00 per letter.

You will need to know:

  • Details of the Applicant (you will find these on the Claim Form that has been served on you);
  •  Details of what you dispute against the claim made against you;
  •  If you want us to write a settlement negotiating letter for you, details of what you want to be included in this letter;
  •  Details of additional matters that are important and need to be included.

Interview time

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 Document length

2 – 3 pages

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