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Yes if the claim is a small claim (under £10,000) then you need to provide evidence 14 days before trial
If its a fast track case then the Court will give directions as to when that evidence needs to be filed by
But at this stage as long as it is the top end you can always revise it down
But once a claim is issued you can't revise a claim upwards without the courts permission
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
it is a claim for 50k - does this change things?
The court will give directions as to when evidence is to be served by
You must complete disclosure of evidence and get the quotes by this point
Assuming the matter is defended of course. If not you can get Judgment by default.
Does that help?
how do i fast track the case?
You can't. The value of it means its multi track
The process will take around 6-12 months to get to Court
wow - there is no way to accelerate this?
Sadly not. Multi track cases are quite long
The very nature of them given the value
whats the difference between single and multi?
Small claim - up to £10,000
Fast track - £10,000 - £25,000
Multi track - £25,000 +
if we file two fast track claims instead of one multi track?
Fast track is still around 6-9 months
You can only issue one claim
It will be allocated to multi track given the value
You can't avoid that unless you limit the claim to £25,000
ok - say that we didnt have money to advance the build completion ourselves - we would just have to wait up to a year with a house that is uninhabitable?
I can only advise you on the legal procedure.
Whether you accept the advice or do something different is up to you
You have 6 years to bring a claim so you have plenty of time to issue
You can do it now, or do it later on
get it - but there is no 'urgency' track somehow?
ok - thx