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Did you inform the Court that you would not be attending please?
Yes I advised them on 5th July that I would be on holiday on 31st July - the date of the hearing.
Did you supply a witness statement?
Yes - a signed witness statement.
Ok - so it appears the Judge decided the case on the papers and you did not attend, would you agree?
Especially if you gave notice you would not attend.
The letter says: Upon the court receiving a letter of 5th July from the Claimant and the Court declining to deal with the matter in the absence of the claimant in the light of her allegation as to the defendant's evidence and the letter not seeking an adjournment of the hearing due to the claimant's absence on holiday. It is ordered that the case is dismissed.
You need to apply to set aside the decision and apply for a re-hearing
You need to do this on form n244
Thanks - I will do that :)
You can't issue again, this is an abuse of process
All you can do is apply to set aside
Can I clariy
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No - that makes sense. The fact that I advised them on 5th July that I would not be attending and did not just fail to turn up will hopefully go in my favour.
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Many thanks - I will have a look at the form and if I have any more questions will come back to you.