Reply to the written statement of defence (sample)


This is a sample of the reply to the written statement of defence. This sample will show you how to respond to a written statement of defence.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MBEYA

AT MBEYA

CIVIL CASE NO. …. OF 20…

A B…………..……………..…..PLAINTIFF

VERSUS

XZ…………………………..DEFENDANT

PLAINTIFF’S REPLY TO DEFENDANT’S WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DEFENCE

The Plaintiff named above, in reply to the Defendants’ Written Statement of Defense hereby states as follows:

  1. That, the contents of paragraph 1 and 2 of the defendant’s Written Statement of The defence is noted.
  2. That, the contents of paragraph 3 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are disputed. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 4 of the plaint.
  3. That, the contents of paragraph 4 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are strongly denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 5 of the plaint.
  4. That, the contents of paragraph 5 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are strongly denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 6 of the plaint.
  5. That, the contents of paragraph 6 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are disputed. The Plaintiff states further that the Defendant Driver drove negligently and recklessly as alleged in paragraph 7 of the plaint.
  6. That, the contents of paragraph 7 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are strongly denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 8 of the plaint.
  7. That, the contents of paragraph 8 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are strongly denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 9 of the plaint.
  8. That, the contents of paragraph 9 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are strongly denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 10 and 11 of the plaint.
  9. That, the contents of paragraph 10 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 12 of the plaint.
  10. That, the contents of paragraph 11 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are strongly denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 13 of the plaint.
  11. That, the contents of paragraph 12 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are denied. The Plaintiff reiterates what is stated in paragraph 13 of the plaint.
  12. That, the contents of paragraph 13 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are noted.
  13. That, the contents of paragraph 14 of the defendant’s Written Statement of Defence are strongly denied.
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WHEREFORE the plaintiff prays for a judgment and Decree against the first and second Defendants as prayed in the plaint

Dated at Mbeya this …………. Day of …………………. 2012

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ADVOCATE FOR THE PLAINTIFF DULLY INSTRUCTED TO SIGN PLEADINGS

VERIFICATION

All what is stated in paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 hereinabove is true to the best of my own knowledge.

Verified at Mbeya this ……… day of…………. 20….

………………………………………………..

ADVOCATE FOR THE PLAINTIFF DULLY INSTRUCTED TO SIGN PLEADINGS

Presented for filing this ………. Day of…………20…

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REGISTRY OFFICER

COPY TO BE SERVED UPON:

Defendant

DRAWN AND FILED:

Plaintiff

Isack Kimaro

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