Definition of statement of claim in English:

statement of claim


English Law
  • A pleading served by the plaintiff in a High Court action, containing the allegations made against the defendant and the relief sought by the plaintiff.

    See also claim (sense 1 of the noun)
    • ‘In the statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court commercial registry, Group 3 Security stated that they were engaged to provide security services between October 1, 2002 and June 1, 2006.’
    • ‘He said delays by McDonnell in submitting a full statement of claim against the tobacco companies had prompted the unusual action now being taken by Gallaher.’
    • ‘These powers are distinct, and much of Mr Jolly‘s pleading in the current statement of claim arises from his, perhaps understandable, ignorance of the distinction.’