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​​​​​​​INTRODUCTION​
STARTING A CIVIL CLAIM​
RESPONDING TO A CIVIL CLAIM​
A civil suit claim up to BND 50,000.00 can be filed with the Magistrates’ Court.
Plaintiff may initiate a civil claim in the Magistrates’ Court by filing a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim with the Magistrates’ Court Civil Registry.
Defendant who has been served with the Writ of Summons must respond to the writ.


​​​MENTION IN COURT
MEDIATION​​
​TRIAL
Parties are required to appear before a Senior Magistrate or Magistrate on the fixed mention date.
Parties may seek the assistance of a neutral person (a mediator) to discuss their case and reach an amicable settlement.
Trial is held for any disputed claim. 


​​​APPEALS​
JUDGMENT DEBTOR SUMMONS AND EXECUTION PROCEEDINGS​
COSTS, FILING FEES & STATUTORY INTEREST​
FORMS AND TEMPLATES​
Any party who does not agree with the court’s decision may appeal to the High Court.
Judgment Creditor may apply to enforce the judgment order against the Judgment Debtor.
​Successful party may apply to the court for the unsuccessful party to reimburse for the cost incurred throughout bringing or defending the claim.

Click here for forms and templates parties can use in the Magistrates’ Court.

Checklist.