A default judgment it is a judgment which has been obtained by a claimant by default because the defendant has failed to respond to the claim. The judgment is granted without the court considering any evidence or submissions from the defendant. When a claim is brought in the County or High Court, and the defendant to that claim fails to respond within the specified time limits, either by filing an acknowledgment of service and/or a defence to the claim, a default judgment can be entered against a defendant.
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