Money Claim Online- the £ has to go!

legal updates

A Defendant can submit an electronic defence online as well but, as it took one of our clients four hours to find out, certain keyboard characters are not allowed in the wording of a Defence.

Read our disclaimer keyboard_arrow_down

This website content is intended as a general guide to law as it applies to the motor trade. Lawgistics has taken every effort to ensure that the contents are as accurate and up to date as at the date of first publication.

The laws and opinions expressed within this website may be varied as the law develops. As such we cannot accept liability for or the consequence of, any change of law, or official guidelines since publication or any misuse of the information provided.

The opinions in this website are based upon the experience of the authors and it must be recognised that only the courts and recognised tribunals can interpret the law with authority.

Examples given within the website are based on the experience of the authors and centre upon issues that commonly give rise to disputes. Each situation in practice will be different and may comprise several points commented upon.

If you have any doubt about the correct legal position you should seek further legal advice from Lawgistics or a suitably qualified solicitor. We cannot accept liability for your failure to take professional advice where it should reasonably be sought by a prudent person.

All characters are fictitious and should not be taken as referring to any person living or dead.

Use of this website shall be considered acceptance of the terms of the disclaimer presented above.

Modern technology means that it is now very quick and easy (perhaps a bit too quick and a bit too easy) to submit a county court claim form online via Money Claim Online.

A Defendant can submit an electronic defence online as well but, as it took one of our clients four hours to find out, certain keyboard characters are not allowed in the wording of a Defence.

We are reliably told that an exclamation mark will mean that the Defence cannot be submitted online.  Given the number of ludicrous reasons laid against our clients from those demanding their money back this is quite a disappointment for me personally because sometimes a “!” is the only suitable response to be made.

The inclusion of a “&” in the Defence will also see it fail to see it successfully entered but perhaps the most surprising glitch is that you cannot include a “£” in the text of the Defence either.  You have to write it as “GBP”.

All seems a bit [email protected] to me.  Not that I’d be allowed to write it in that way of course…

Connected Car FinanceReady to take the connected approach?

We’re here to ensure all used car dealerships deliver a better car finance experience for their customers. With over 4,000 approved dealer partners we ensure you are properly supported and connected with a range of flexible finance options, allowing you to lend and your customers to buy in complete confidence.

Jason WilliamsLegal AdvisorRead More by this author

Related Legal Updates

The law is not an exact science

We have all had surefire winners fail due to the smallest issue, but equally, we have all won cases that we had no right to.

Introduction of Small Claims Paper Determination Pilot Scheme

If you receive or issue a court claim which is subject to the pilot scheme, preparation of your claim or defence and statements will be crucial.

The real difference between claims under and over £10k

Litigation isn’t always just about having a strong argument, there are many factors that can help you win a case and reduce your risk.

See you in court… in a year or so…

Before deciding to issue or defend proceedings, it is important to consider how court delays may impact you as a business and as an individual.

Winning cases in court

The factors for the court to decide are: whether the breach was serious, why it occurred, and all other circumstances.

The court decided the case without me – what can I do?

The absent party first learns of the court session when they either receive the judgment from the court or are informed that there is a default on their credit file.

What’s in a name anyway?

Client was left with a completely unenforceable judgment that was many months old.

Get in touch

Complete the form to get in touch or via our details below:

Phone
01480 455500
Address

Vinpenta House
High Causeway
Whittlesey
Peterborough
PE7 1AE

By submitting this quote you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.