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May 30 2016 onwards

39. Default judgment


(1) In these Rules, "default judgment" means judgment without trial or hearing where a defendant has failed to file and serve an acknowledgment of service, or has filed and served an acknowledgment of service but has failed to file and serve a defence.
(2) Judgment in default of an acknowledgment of service may be obtained if the defendant has not filed and served an acknowledgment of service and the relevant time for doing so has expired.
(3) Judgment in default of a defence may be obtained where the defendant has filed and served an acknowledgment of service but has not filed and served a defence or a counterclaim where a defence has not been filed and served and, in either case, the relevant time for doing so has expired.
(4) A default judgment on a money claim may include interest as provided for by a practice direction.