49. Contents of defence

(1) A defendant must state in his defence which of the allegations in the particulars of claim he admits, which of them he denies and which of them he is unable to admit or deny but which he requires the claimant to prove.
(2) A defendant who fails to deal with an allegation but has set out in his defence the nature of his case in relation to the issue to which that allegation is relevant shall be taken to require that allegation to be proved.
(3) Where the claim form includes a money claim, a defendant shall be taken to require that any allegation relating to the amount of money claimed be proved unless he expressly admits the allegation.
(4) A defendant who fails to deal with an allegation in the manner referred to in the preceding paragraphs shall be taken to admit that allegation.
(5) Where a defendant contends that he is entitled to money from the claimant and relies on this as a defence to the whole or part of the claim, the contention may be included in the defence and set-off against the claim.
(6) Rule 50 applies to a defendant who wishes to make a counterclaim.