I am the Claimant
The Defendants legal executive failed to file a defence until 4 days before the deadline for filing defence. he asked my consent for an extension. I stated that I will get back shortly .from his message it appears that he has gone ahead and applied for an extension and wishes to recover costs from me
he just said that night before that he was planning to be filing for an extension the next day , there was no deadline. I replied that I will need to await further advice and will get back as soon as I had heard
the defendants were trying to see if they can make we withdraw a construction dispute where a builder owes me a large sum of money to see if they can do without filing a defence (and save money on their legal fees). Obviously they left it until the last minute
You dont need to worry. The Court will either deal with it without a hearing and if there is a costs award against you, you can apply to set aside and have a hearing. If there is a hearing then you can make representations.
Therefore in any event you dont need to worry you have not done anything wrong.
You did not refuse consent.
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