In the intricate world of legal disputes, the steps taken at the onset can significantly influence the trajectory of the case. This is precisely the situation as Raymond Ng steps up to assist Iris Koh in drafting an Originating Summons to sue Dways International for an alleged breach of contract. This blog explores the meticulous process of crafting the Statement of Claim and preparing for the potential Affidavit, shedding light on the strategic maneuvers in legal battles.
1. Understanding the Case – Before delving into any legal document, Raymond Ng embarked on a comprehensive understanding of the case’s specifics. This involves a detailed discussion with Iris Koh to gather all pertinent facts, evidence, and objectives. As they navigate this legal journey, it’s essential to maintain confidentiality to avoid subjudice risks, thus only a high-level overview will be discussed here.
2. Drafting the Statement of Claim – The Statement of Claim is a critical document that sets the stage for the legal battle. It outlines the plaintiff’s allegations and the basis of the claim against Dways International. Raymond’s approach is meticulous:
Identifying the Legal Grounds: Clearly stating the legal principles and rights violated by Dways International, supported by relevant laws and precedents.
Detailing the Breach: Without divulging sensitive details, the Statement would articulate the nature of the breach and how it contravenes the contract’s terms.
Presenting the Evidence: While specifics aren’t discussed here, Raymond ensures that all supporting evidence is organized and referenced, ready to be presented when appropriate.
3. Preparing for the Affidavit – Should Dways International decide to contest the claims, an Affidavit preparation is crucial. This sworn statement of facts serves as Iris’s written testimony:
Factual Recount: Under Raymond’s guidance, Iris will meticulously recount the events leading to the breach, ensuring every detail is accurate and verifiable.
Evidence Correlation: Each fact stated will be correlated with evidence, whether it’s correspondence, contractual agreements, or other relevant documents.
Legal Justifications: The Affidavit will also elaborate on the legal justifications for Iris’s claims, reinforcing the Statement of Claim.
4. Awaiting the Defense – Once the Statement of Claim is served, the ball is in Dways International’s court. They have the opportunity to respond, either accepting the claims, providing their version of events, or contesting the allegations. Raymond and Iris will wait for this response to determine their next strategic steps.
5. Navigating Forward – Depending on the defendant’s reply, the strategy might shift. If Dways International contests, Raymond is prepared to guide Iris through discovery, further affidavits, and eventually, court proceedings. Each step will be taken with precision, always aiming to protect Iris’s rights and interests.
In conclusion, the journey Raymond Ng and Iris Koh are embarking on is fraught with legal complexities and strategic decisions. The meticulous preparation of the Statement of Claim and readiness for an Affidavit highlight the thoroughness required in legal disputes. As they wait for Dways International’s response, they remain cautious but prepared for the next steps in seeking justice and upholding contractual agreements.