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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Why do you wish to challenge this?
Hi, the costs application has not been set out in full yet and so I wanted the opportunity to defend this and get a decision on costs in principle before I have to complete a statement of means.
What stage of the proceedings are you at now?
case found against me and other side started costs application but not completed it
ok let me look up a few things on this please
thanks very much
As this is a formal order of the tribunal, you would expect to comply with it, unless you can get the ET to review it and either amend or remove it. You may only really do this by submitting a formal request to the ET, asking for the changes you are after and submitting your reasons for doing so. There is no formal application form you need to use, it is simply a matter of writing to the ET, quoting your claim number and specifying what you are asking for and why you believe the tribunal should order it. You also need to copy the other side with your application so that they are aware of what you have asked the ET to do.
but I meant can can they force me to provide a statement of means or can I challenge them forcing me to do it
Well you challenge them by asking for a review of that order by writing to the ET with your request and reasons for it - if they disagree with it and the original order remains then you would be expected to adhere to it. You cannot be physically forced to provide it but questions will be asked if you do not do so
sorry to be a pain, but what do you mean by "questions will be asked if you do not do so"
well the tribunal will want to know why you are refusing to comply with their order, especially when they have considered your application and refused it, as parties are generally expected to adhere to tribunal orders
ok, thanks very much for you help
You are most welcome