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Hi I'm looking for forms to initiate defamation proceedings against someone I kow know*

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?

Queensland. in dalby precisely

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Know. I would like to take him to court

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Well I just need forms

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Dear customer, my name is***** solicitor in Melbourne, thank you for using Just Answer, I will assist with your question today.

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

to commence proceedings you will need to file a statement of claim in the Magistrates Court.

have you prepared a list of points yet ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no. do I just need a claim and statement of claim? form 16 and 8?
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

you get this directly from the court website.

have you tried that ? Select or search forms on the court website and it will come up.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don't want to call. I just need a straight up answer.
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

sure, understand.

the answer is in my above post.

but if you need additional help I have extended a special offer to you if you prefer.

The claim if defamation needs to meet the elements of defamation to avoid a costs order going against you if proceedings are raised.

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