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If they discontinued the claim the rule is they pay your reasonable legal costs
The bookmaker can't employ someone else for the debt.
This is because you can not re-litigate on matters - it would be an abuse of process
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thanks Alex much appreciated.
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The Claimant was the debt collector. The debt collector's client was the bookmaker.
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It can't be taken to Court again
who do I ask for costs? The Claimant (debt collector) or their client (the bookmaker)?
You ask the Claimant.
Always the Claimant
exactly what i thought. The Claimant has referred me to the client citing it's nothing to do with them. They've refused to discuss it again
They can't change their mind - they should not have named themselves as Claiamnt
do i ask the court to get on their back or is it best to write them a 'letter before action' before putting in a small claims?
Write a letter before action and if no joy apply to Court for an order for costs
thanks Alex, does that 'apply for an order for costs' have a name, like N180 for example? And is there a fee?
You would apply using form N244 and yes there is a fee but if you get the order then this application fee is added to the claim
because the claimant is now ignoring my request for costs, is there a term for this? Abuse of process for example? Just so I can be more persuasive if it gets that far
See rule 38.6
and lastly, my understanding is that the CLIENT has employed another party to recover this alleged wager. Is there anything i can do other tell them to bugger off? I imagine they are putting this on my credit profile as a 'defaukt'
Please also bear in mind you asked for low detail and low urgency, so time spent is limited here today
really? even if they are updating my credit profile with a default notice?
Then that is a matter for separate court action
brilliant - you are a mega star. Thanks Alex :-)
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thank you :-) I'm rating you now
So sorry to come back to you but had to query something you said.
I refer you to rule 38.6, part 3 where it says:
"This rule does not apply to claims allocated to the small claims track."
It would appear that under this rule, I can't ask for costs. Is there another rule that applies to the 'smalls claims tack'?