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Can you explain your situation a little more please?
As you were not in court for some reason there is no way that you would have known that the date was not 8 August. Yes, this can be amended under the slip rule.
Remember, courts don’t like litigants not turning up at hearings
you should have been advised by the solicitor that the solicitor was asking forit to be amended. There is no reason to be honest for the solicitor big to beso pedantic.
Thecorrect way (quicker and cheaper) is to make an application to extend the timeon the basis that you were under the impression the court had ordered theevidence to be in by 8 August as per the court order and that the defendantsolicitor did not advise you they were applying to have the order amended underthe slip rule.
Remember,it is never a good idea to send in evidence on the deadline.
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