It was not in a County Court. It was filed in the matrimonial and civil court.
I was not told why. The judge asked why, my barrister just shuffled a few papers, said nothing and the judge said we did not have time to waste so carried on regardless. I knew from that point I had lost the case. My insurers seemed to think that because the claimant had a "witness" that it was not worth fighting. The fact that the claimant were both lying didn't seem to matter to them.
I think my insurers wanted me to just go knock for knock though they didn't actually say as much. I was adamant that I was not going to admit to something that I knew had never happened. I told the truth from the outset. the other parties changed their stories several times because I had explained to my insurers that I have sensors and a camera on my car. The other party changed their minds again and because the only account that matters is the written one submitted to court, I was left up the creek without a paddle as it were. My evidence remained the same throughout. No accident ever occurred.
Thank you Jo. I always felt I was clutching at straws but I did ask the question to my insurers and they said it wasn't their place to advise me. I must decide for myself. The solicitor that acts for them said two days before it went to court that in his experience it was a strong possibility that I would lose but "enjoy my day in court!" I thought that was a strange thing to say. Thanks for your help. Jenny