what is the correct form to issue proceedings for libel? What is the court fee payable? Which court should this be issued in? Can I do this at Basingstoke County court?
thanks for that.
N1 seems to be just the same form as for a small claims of money owed?
Can I really use this for a libel case? and so can I use the MCOL service imnstead of actually filing in person in a court?
What I am struggling with is how do you put a value on a damaged reputation? I dont know how many people have not engaged my services as a paramotor instructor since the defamation was published. I only know that the remarks are likely to "lower me in the estimation of right thinking would be trainees".
So how do I set the damages and therefore the court fee? I am more concerende to have a retraction and apology published.
Thats really helpful.
Is it the case that I can claim say 5000 in lost earnings as an estimate and then the judge may decide the harm done to me warrants a higher figure over and above the actual financial loss? But I dont have to ask for that in the claim form?
I will rate you now and thanks for your help. This is my last follow up. I hope I have not asked too many questions!
Yes very helpful. I got through to RCJ after a long ring. Very helpful chap is meeting me there tomorrow and taking my application with me to a Master on Duty? to check it over, that's a service they do for litigant in person.
Anyway thanks for getting me to that point. How do I access you for further questions on procedure? I am happy with my evidence but am struggling with procedure. the defendants have already tricked me with a standstill agreement and only made response to my pre-action letters today, the day before the deadline with a nonsense defence and without prejudice offer that was unacceptable. I dont want get caught out again. I can cope with straightforward timetables but do not know what tricks can be used against me to gain advantage.
Can I pay a monthly fee and get access to you for such questions? or do I take pot luck who is online when I need the answers?
Is there any pro-bono representation to help Mr Average get access to justice in this very expensive type of litigation? I have a very strong case and just want it heard by a Judge.
Hi - no problem, pleased to help. For what it's worth - the RCJ check what solicitors send in too!
You can pay a monthly fee here, and I will send customer services an email after this post, and they will contact you about this.
I'm not always on here, as I do this part time, but there are always solicitors online to help out. If you want me to answer your questions, them mark them "FOR TONY ONLY" and the moderators will make sure I get it for you.
Good luck with your claim!