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how do I make a witness statement to defend a claim that the other side is trying to have set aside when I think there is no defence
Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return. There is no need to wait here, you will get an email when I reply.
Is this a County Court claim please?
Yes for £22,000 and I obtained judgment by default as was constantly ignored by other side
Ok - so they are making the application to set aside and you want to oppose it?
You can see an example here:
In the top left you want : IN THE XXXX COUNTY COURT
Top right: Claim number: 123456
Then the rest of the formal as template but it must have a statement of truth at the bottom, that is: I believe the contents of this statement are true.
You need to serve a copy of that statement on the Court and the Defendant no less than 3 days before a hearing
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?