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This cost our member an application fee to the court, plus a legal representative at court for the hearing.

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Just a short reminder about the necessity of dealing with any documentation from the courts, whatever you think of the case or the opponent.

Our member received a claim form from the court alleging he had not carried out repairs to a sufficient standard, and the customer wanted their money back.

Now, our member knew they had not carried out the work on this vehicle, but that somebody who worked on the same site for a completely different legal entity had done the work.

Our member therefore called the Claimant, who provided their legal advisor’s details, and the legal advisor said he would sort things out.

However, the Claimant’s legal advisor “did not sort things out” and our member returned from a business trip to find he had a judgment against him

At a recent hearing, the judgment was set aside, and there is no longer a potential county court judgment (CCJ) against our member. However, we must now go through the process of clearing our member’s name as being the party that allegedly carried out poor repairs.

Unfortunately, it did cost our member the application fee to the court, plus a legal representative at court for the hearing.

This could have been avoided if the claim form had been dealt with when it was first received.

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