Old Rules/New Rules in Supreme Court

Here is a list of the terms and form names used under the old Supreme Court Rules (on the left) and the new Supreme Court Family Rules (on the right). You can use this chart if you started your case under the old rules and now need to figure out what the new terms/forms are called.

Term/form name under the old rules

Term/form name under the new rules

Plaintiff

Claimant

Defendant

Respondent

Writ of Summons or Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim (Forms 127 & 128)

Notice of Family Claim (Form F3)

Appearance or Appearance and Statement of Defence (Forms 7 & 129)

Response to Family Claim (Form F4)

Counterclaim (Form 130)

Counterclaim (Form F5)

Response to Counterclaim (Form 19)

Response to Counterclaim (Form F6)

Petition (Form 3)

Petition (Form F73)

Petitioner

Petitioner

Respondent

Respondent

Response (Form 124)

Response to Petition (Form F74)

Notice of Motion (Form 125)

Notice of Application (Form F31)

Response (Form 124)

Application Response (Form F32)

Chambers Record

Application Record

Substituted service

Alternative service

Delivery

Ordinary service

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