We received a statutory demand from the supplier prior to the petition, which detailed outstanding moneys and costs associated.
Myself and fellow director received in the post to our personal addresses a "draft" petition, (a month later) which we acted on and made a substantial payment which kept our supplier happy, since all costs have been paid.
A date has been set at the court, but it has not been advertised.
Think we are going to be here all night lol, Yes the supplier has confirmed the instruction of the solicitor, but it seems that its one of these no win no fee companies, and the supplier says he is unable to instruct them any further.
Supplier is sending me a confirmation email saying we no longer have any liability with them
Have also been reading a bit more, seems the chosen court should be the one nearest our registered address ? (Milton Keynes - Liverpool court) and that if they could not serve the petition directly to a representative at our registered office that additional paperwork should be applied for at the court to allow them to post it ?
Full sum on stat demand has been paid.
Think I'm being had over.
What are my next moves ?
Not what I would call an invoice, but yes a list of costs which they sent through yesterday on email. The list is very none descript as far as I can see, all they have done is sent a couple of letters, applied to the court in the wrong part of the country and had a row with me on the phone.
I have got through to the court and they have advised me to write to them explaining all the details as my supplier can no longer get it withdrawn.
Look forward to seeing your advice later.
Will rate your answer, and it will be a good rating.
For the mean time there have been further developments.
I wrote to the Petitioner and had no reply, I managed to speak to him on the phone, and he admitted that he had been told not to talk to me or it could cause the costs to fall in his lap. He is not directly in correspondence with the solicitor only an agent that he uses. (This petitioner is still using headed paper for chasing debts from his agents old company that was dissolved in 2010)
I wrote to the court and got no reply.
I then took a different approach and spoke to the solicitor on a "lets start again approach" - advice and information then began to spill. I asked him if we agreed costs could he withdraw the petition ? he said there was not enough time ( being that there is still 12 days to go-I know this is not true) but he assured me that there would be no advert and as there was no outstanding money with regard to the petition he could not proceed to wind up and the case would be dismissed at the hearing.
He also said that with our payment for his costs he could not issue an invoice.
I have since asked him to verify all this in writing, and told him I will pay his costs in 2 halves - 1 now and the other after the hearing.
My question is, if I attend the hearing am I allowed to address the judge and am I entitled to have copies of all the petitioners paperwork ?
Also if as it seems there is a case for abuse of process, can I set actions in place after the hearing and what would I be claiming for.
Hope that all makes sense.