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Statement of Defence to Appeal
1. Parties
Name of Appellant
Name of Respondent
2. Response to Appeal
In response to the Appeal, the Respondent says that:
(a) it does / does not (strike out as applicable) consider the Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear and
determine this appeal, and if it does not, see its reasons specifi ed below;
(b) its response to each of the grounds of appeal stated in the Notice of Appeal and Appeal Brief are
set out below.
3. Jurisdiction of Tribunal
The Respondent does not accept that the Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear and determine this appeal for
the following reasons:
(complete this section only if you object to the Tribunal’s jurisdiction)
FORM 5
TITLE FIRST NAME SURNAME
TITLE FIRST NAME SURNAME
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4. Response to the Notice of Appeal
In response to the Appellant, the Respondent says that:
Please set out in detail your response to the facts contained in the Notice of Appeal and Appeal Brief.
Please note that if you have objected to the Tribunal’s jurisdiction you will still need to complete this
section. This will not be taken as acceptance of such jurisdiction. Continue on separate pages if necessary.
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5. Response to Grounds of Appeal
Please set out in detail your response to the Appellant’s statement of why and how she/he/it considers the
decision being appealed was wrong or incorrect as contained in the Notice of Appeal and Appeal Brief.
TITLE FIRST NAME SURNAME
DAY / MONTH / YEAR
The Registrar
Sports Tribunal
PO Box 3338
WELLINGTON
Ph: 0800 55 66 80
Fax: 0800 55 66 81
Email: info@sportstribunal.org.nz
Web: www.sportstribunal.org.nz
6. Signature of Respondent
The Respondent’s representative may sign on behalf of it, and in so doing undertakes she/he has the
authority to do so.
Signed
Name (print)
Position
Date
Filing and Service Instructions
1. This Statement of Defence should be signed and fi led with the Registrar of the Sports Tribunal at
the address given below within 14 working days of the Respondent receiving the Appeal Brief.
2. The Statement of Defence should be accompanied by copies of all documents upon which the
Respondent relies.
3. The Respondent must send copies of this Statement of Defence and documents upon which the
Respondent relies to the Appellant at the address shown on the Notice of Appeal at the same
time as they are fi led with the Tribunal and give notice to the Tribunal on the form attached.
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Notice of Service
(to be attached to Form 5)
I,
hereby certify that on the day of 20
I served upon the Appellant, a true copy of the Statement of Defence and supporting documents.
Attached hereto is a copy of the Statement of Defence and supporting documents which I served on the
Appellant. I have initialled each page of the Statement of Defence and supporting documents as evidence that
these are true copies of the documents so served.
Dated the day of 20
Signed
TITLE FIRST NAME SURNAME
DAY MONTH YEAR
DAY MONTH YEAR
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