Hello, I have recently received Magistrates Court complaint (from a relatively large organisation) for approx. $3,300 seeking payment for (defective) goods purchased. I initially tried to resolve the issue with the seller but they would not respond so i successfully disputed the credit card transaction and (after a lot of exchange between us/banks) it was found in my favor and I had my money returned. The claim has been filed by a debt recovery lawyer and the statement of claim lacks detail. I have a very good defence which I will conduct myself. My questions are: * What are the pros and cons of leaving it in the Magistrates Court versus applying for the matter to move to VCAT (I don't like the idea of putting the disputed funds into trust to do this)? * Are there implications if in addition to lodging a defence (in VCAT or Magis. Court) if I also lodge counter claim?