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Contents (1970 - 01)
Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 8 December 2017 to date (accessed 23 February 2018 at 05:18)
35   Commencement of contentious proceedings
(cf former Part 78, rule 36)
Subject to rule 72, contentious proceedings must be commenced:
(a)  by statement of claim, if there is a defendant, or
(b)  by summons, if there is no defendant.