What’s the first thing some lawyers do when they receive a Statement of Claim? They ask for particulars. Even if they are already aware of the answers they purportedly seek.
Often, you’ll get a few bona fide requests nestled in amongst several dozen unnecessary, convoluted and objectionable requests.
If you don’t answer them, the Defendant might apply to the Court, which serves to delay the process even further.
EXPEDIATE does not allow parties to make requests for particulars in respect of claims under $100,000. For other claims, only the Arbitrator may seek particulars.
EXPEDIATE - there is a better way