Can default judgments be set aside?
A default judgment cannot be appealed, but a defendant (the person who has the default judgment against them) can apply to have the Judgment set aside (overturned). However, there are only certain circumstances in which a judge will set aside a default judgment.
To apply to set aside a default judgment a defendant must demonstrate there is a real chance they could reasonably defend the Claim against them.
There may also be grounds for setting aside a default judgment if a defendant did not receive the papers in the first place. This could be due to a change of address, or because they were away from home when the papers arrived.
Any application to set aside a CCJ must be undertaken promptly from the date you became aware of the Judgment.