Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : Yes unless the court orders otherwise your statement needs to be filed 14 days before any hearing.
Alex Watts : Can I claiify anything for you about this today please?
what happens I the instance that we havent filed one in time? I assume we are still anle to present a case?
Alex Watts : That depends on the judge. You need to do it NOW
Alex Watts : ordinarily you would be debarred from giving evicence, so do it now so the judge is more likely to grant it
Alex Watts : Does that clairfy?
yes, I need to do it asap. I have previously submitted a defence on the initial court form and the witness statement probably wouldnt add much more to the case. Does the same deadline apply to my representing my wife (albeit she will still be in attendance)?
Alex Watts : Yes all statements 14 days beforehand
Alex Watts : So please do it ASAP
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else about this for you please?
My representing my wife isnt a statement as such more a notice. Is that still the case; my wife wouldn't be able to represent herself as she would be far too nervous.
Alex Watts : You can represent your wife if she goes to court, you just ask the judges permission which is usually given in a small claim
so i dont need to advise them before hand?
Alex Watts : No you do not
Alex Watts : You can do it in
Thanks that answers my questions
Alex Watts : you can do it on the day