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Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation (14th edn)

Lucilla Macgregor, Charlotte Peacey, and Georgina Ridsdale
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date: 30 November 2023

p. 17010. Defending a Claimlocked

p. 17010. Defending a Claimlocked

  • Lucilla Macgregor,
  • Charlotte Peacey
  •  and Georgina Ridsdale


This chapter considers the options open to a defendant faced with a claim against him. It covers the emotional responses of the defendant, as well as the defendant’s pre-action position. It discusses the way in which a defendant may fund the litigation. It details the essential steps needed to respond to a claim; the substantive responses to the action; and tactical responses to the claim.

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