Claim and statement of claim
Magistrates Court - Civil
The Magistrates Court can issue a claim against a defendant for any amount up to $150,000.
It can be for an agreed or fixed amount of money or it can be for unknown amounts such as damages or breach of contracts. Examples of a claim include:
- money owing on a debt
- damages to a motor vehicle
- breach of contract
The claim form is a brief description of what is being claimed from the defendant while the statement of claim outlines, in detail, the plaintiff’s claim.