I am requiring to make an application for a set aside in relation to a statutory demand I received for £19,000.
In short ahead of the claim the court issued 2 orders one against the company and one against me that were both exactly. The order was basically to provide various informations and issued on the 22nd July
I complied with both orders within the 07 days, but the claimant has sent me the costs ( the £19,000) both orders had the granting of costs
Surely these costs should be attributed to the company? I am un clear why everything has been in duplication except this cost only sent to me as defendant (2)
I did not attend the original hearing, as I had in advance already advised the claimants solicitor that i would comply fully with the order. I did this in my capacity as director in the form of an email from my work email signed director. This email was presented in court as there solicitor said it would save time and money.
In my application to set a side the £19,000 which is at a different court ( county), will it help my case to show that the order in which they have sent to support there claim I have also applied for a set aside.
I have never personally agreed to pay there costs?
My question is should i apply for a set aside of the original order on the basis I do not believe costs against me should have been included, will this help my case in the county court
Also I will be filing my defence at the high court today, which as discussed request the claim to be struck out on the basis this is an agreement between 2 companies.
Does the defence filed with the high court also needed to be included in my application to set aside the £19,000 in the county court.
Without a case to answer personally in this claim, having complied with the order that was issued to me, It cant possible be right that these costs awarded to the claimant should fall with me?
Thanks for your thoughts