strike out

What is a strike out application?

In Queensland, litigious matters are commenced when a party files, and serves upon another, a pleading known as a Statement of Claim.  The party receiving this pleading then has the option to reply to the allegations with their own pleading known as a Defence.  However, where a party receives a pleading (whether that is a Statement of Claim, Defence or Reply) from their opposing party that they do not believe conforms to the requirements of form in Queensland, then they may bring an application to ‘strike out’ the parts of the pleading that does not conform.  In this article we consider the process of striking out pleadings. [Read more…]

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