(cf SCR Part 6, rule 10; DCR Part 20, rule 10; LCR Part 18, rule 1)
(1) A party (
"the cross-claimant" ) may make a cross-claim--(a) in proceedings commenced by statement of claim, within the time limited for the party to file a defence, or(b) in proceedings commenced by summons, before the return day specified in the summons,or within such further time as the court may allow.
(2) A cross-claim is to be made--(a) by statement of cross-claim, in the case of a cross-claim in proceedings commenced by statement of claim, or(b) by cross-summons, in the case of a cross-claim in proceedings commenced by summons.
(3) Subject to this Part, these rules apply to a statement of cross-claim and cross-summons in the same way as they apply to a statement of claim and summons, respectively.
(4) In any proceedings, each cross-claim is to be numbered ("first cross-claim", "second cross-claim" and so on) in the order in which the cross-claims are filed.
(5) For the purposes of rule 4.2(2)(d), the identification of a document as a cross-claim must include the number given to the cross-claim under this rule.