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You cannot really make a separate claim against this person but if they have lied in court under oath then they could be guilty of perjury which is a criminal offence. This is really an offence for the witness though, no the claimant who is pursuing you so all you can realistically do is bring this to the attention of the court and provide any evidence you have to back up your claim. If the court does not wish to consider this issue any further then you cannot force them to. As mentioned this is a criminal offence and legally you can contact the police about it but I am not certain they will take much notice and pursue the matter further as they will see this as a minor incident. Of course nothing stopping you from doing either of these to at least try
Good answer - thanks Ben
As I have said we have made an application to have the claim struck out as the claimant's particulars have numerous errors and the claim amount is not clear which was agreed in the previous hearing by the judge where he charged the claimant to represent their claim and make it clearer and less vague. At the last hearing we pointed out that he had not done this and that other than changing a couple of words it was the same claim with the same errors plus we pointed out that the representative had lied. As I have said the judge did not accept this. Is it possible to appeal on a decision like this?
You are unlikely to get a claim struck out for that - this is a drastic decision that is only taken if absolutely necessary - the Judge would not know for certain if the irregularities are as you say or not - it is basically your word against the claimant's. These are all issues that would be decided at the hearing rather than just getting the claim struck out. He is not legally qualified so the court will expect certain errors to arise but they will not just strike the claim out for that
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