Thank you very much for your reply so far.
Can a claim be made for loss of earnings due to a delay in having the trading unit ready to open also?
The directly attributable costs such as paint, and labour are below £10,000 but if we were able to pursue for loss of earnings/ takings because the store did not open, for example, two days prior to the date it actually did then we would have lost more than £10,000 using an average of sales over the period of trading to date.
Also, any filing for small claims, would this limit us from claiming additional sums in the future as per the above lost sales?
Can counter claims be made against a small claim? (Although I cannot think of any reason why the supplier could, I just wanted to ask this just in case)
Finally, are there costs additional to the application fee for small claims should we lose the case/ what are these likely to be (if you can quote average costs)?
Thank you in advance.