Hi, thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX can help with this.
What was the initial claim for?
I see, okay. So it's about a contract that was performed (work done) in England?
OKay. Then the English courts will have jurisdiction over you under Article 6 of EC Council Regulation 44/2001. Normally, you sue a person in the country of their domicile (France for you), but if it relates to a contract in another Member State (i.e. the UK), then the courts of that state (here, the UK) can entertain the claim.
Has a claim been served on you then?
:) Well you can defend the claim, and perhaps you should, as interest is not chargeable on judgments for less than £5,000.
YOu cant defend the original claim is it's been paid.
If anything, you should point out to her that interest is not chargeable, otherwise, she might just sue again!
Yes, tell her to look at this: http://thesheriffsoffice.com/articles/interest_on_judgment_debts
The County Courts Act 1984 prevents interest running on debts less than £5,000.
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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX rating didn't show up you see. Would you try again for me please?
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