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Hi, I filed a claim in the small claims court last month.

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Hi,
I filed a claim in the small claims court last month. The defendant's deadline to answer was the 6th of December. He filed an acknowledgement of service the 8th of December stating he intended to defend the whole claim.
Given that he answered 2 days late, can I request judgement? is his answer valid? what are my options?
Thanks!
Leo
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
Customer:

Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to help you with this.

Customer:

No you can't because he has filed his acknowledgement of service, albeit late.

Customer:

Even though it is served late it is valid.