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So the Court send it out for me to complete and send back to the Court?
Do the court then send the Directions Questionnaire to the Defendant?
The submission of my original N181 relating to this claim cost £220. Do I have to pay the fee again?
The claim did not get to the hearing stage as the defendant ignored all correspondence and as such judgement in favour of the Claimant was given. The Defendant applied and was successful in having the judgement reversed. The judge ordered that I should re-serve the Claim on the defendant which I have and hence I am now starting the process again.
Good. N181 bit about wanting to settle the claim without a hearing. I intend to tick the 'NO' box and provide the detailed reasons why. Basically the Defendant has had many opportunities (documented proof) where I have endeavoured to resolve this matter through ADR. His defence will be the same as he previously submitted to the court which is one of denial that the Claim has anything to do with him at all. Therefore I don't want to introduce anything that delays the process given that I have already been through the ADR 'one month stay' exercise before.
I know that you cannot give advice as such. So the question is: Is my proposed approach reasonable or would the court just order a stay anyway?
Finally, from the date the Defendant serves his defence or the date given by the court that this must be done by (12th June). What is the timescale (number of days) I should give the Court to issue the N181 before it is reasonable to chase the Court?
Thanks, No doubt be back in touch. Pete