I understand the court has such powers under FPR rule 4.6. What I am asking is that given the directions by Liverpool DJ for an immediate CMD to determine whether it was out of time before transferring case to Preston. Preston DJ then listed Directions Hearing for Form A. No mention of the out of time application.
Am also worried that previously her solicitor had written to me asking for voluntary disclosure and negotiation and I had initially agreed. After speaking to a solicitor on a one off basis I understood this was not required before a contested hearing. I misunderstood the significance of this in terms of negotiation I then wrote to her again saying my understanding was I didn't have to do this yet. I have included the correspondence as it is easier to understand. Should I send a letter asking solicitor to suspend form A and pursue negotiation or is this now fruitless? Cant seem to load the docs?
Thanks your reply was useful. However about the initial issue of Directions. Should I apply to have the out of time issue heard prior to the Form A hearing? Or is this not viable? Will rate you positively after this. Thanks