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Hello and thank you for requesting me
What do you mean it does not cover all of the Court fees to date>
Form N1CPC - Court fee £210 (Court Fees Shown on claim). But since the submission of that form, N181&N244 - Court Fee £220 plus re-submission of N1CPC Court Fee £50 = £480 in total. Not the £210 shown on the claim. thanks
But what was form N244 for?
I requested that the POC was amended and a second defendant added via the submission of N244
Ok - did you ask the Court for costs in the case or D pay the costs?
I requested that the remedy sought by the claimant is for damages and the recovery of the £13,500 plus interest. I was hoping that I could claim all costs?
Forgive me, when you applied to amend the claim, did you also ask the Court for costs?
No, I did not realise that this was a requirement. I guess I have wrongly assumed that if judgement was made in favour of the claimant that the defendant would pay costs? Am I now stuck with having to bear the costs?
You can claim the issue costs but it seems to me that is it
If the Court did not require the Defendant to pay the costs of amendment you can NOT now claim these back
Therefore you can only claim the costs of issuing the claim
I am sorry if this is not the answer you are after and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
So just to be clear, I can claim the £210 for issuing the claim but nothing else, no postage, no additional costs, my time? I can however claim the interest on the money owed?
If the defendant pays what is due, can I then go back with another small claims claim and sue him for the costs of bringing this judgement about?
I have stated that I would be seeking 'damages' I guess this should have read 'Costs'. Is therer anything I can lever on regarding damages?
Repayment of £13,500 cash 'given' to the defendant due to false representation, unqualified financial advice, failed promises, deception and manipulation of an aged lady. There are no damages in terms of physical injury, but certainly much distress and anguish suffered. Is there a case for punitive damages, if so I guess I should have made representation early on as I presume that 'judgement' has now been made by the court and it is what it is?
Can I make a later claim outside of this judgement for costs incurred in bringing this claim to fruition and maybe even some punitive damages?
If you had made a claim for £13,500 then yes you can claim that
If you had made a claim for interest then yes you can claim that
No, you can't issue a claim later for costs, that MUST be as part of this claim
Does that clarify?
yes thanks. lesson learned.