We recently appealed a decision given against one of our clients by a District Judge in a small claims court matter

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Getting someone else to pay for your own mistakes is a principle that we would all love to adopt when it suits us - but only in the judiciary are they seemingly able to.

Author: Jason Williams
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During the intervening time period our client’s business had a CCJ (County Court Judgment) recorded on their credit files, causing them significant inconvenience.  The appeal was successful.

Now, you would think that this would mean the CCJ being removed.  Well, it can be, but the advice our client received from the court was that they must now make a formal application to the court to do this – AND pay the £50 fee for the “privilege” of another judge considering that application!  We will be asking that this fee be waived “as a gesture of goodwill”.

Getting someone else to pay for your own mistakes is a principle that we would all love to adopt when it suits us – but only in the judiciary are they seemingly able to.

Jason Williams

Legal Advisor

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