I sent him an e-mail to try and organise a date and time for mediation but he did not respond. I also left a couple of messages at his office but he has not responded. It seems quite odd because he was eager for the matter to go to mediation. However once the court stayed proceedings for 30 days, I have not heard back from him.
Hi Alex, I have a couple of further questions if you do not mind:
1) The claimant's solicitor has implied that he will amend pleadings. Can he amend pleadings so they are completely different to what they originally were? Do I have a say in the issue of amending pleadings? Will I be able to amend my defence if pleadings are changed?
2) The current claim is for just under £50,000 and so suitable for a county court. If pleadings are amended and the value of the claim goes over £50,000, will the claim be transferred to the high court?
3) Is the claimant responsible for the hearing/listing fees which are over £1000 for a multi track claim?