311. Responding to a small claim

(1) Within 7 days after a defendant is served with the claim, a defendant must file in accordance with the relevant practice direction:
(a) an admission in accordance with Rule 42;
(b) a defence (and any counterclaim);
(c) an admission and a defence if the defendant admits only part of the claim; or
(d) application to dispute the Court’s jurisdiction to try the claim.
(2) Where any counterclaim is filed and served, Rule 311(1) shall apply as appropriate.