Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
Why did the Solicitor herself make a Written Statement at all?
is the solicitor a friend of the applicant?
How did she come to be ordered to file a statement?
So this was not actually a Statement filed by the Paralegal - it was part of a Defence that was filed at court?
Just to be absolutely clear - in a letter sent BEFORE the statement the Paralegal clearly acknowledged that her clients had installed the kitchen - no ambiguity at all?
For clarity is that paragraph the only thing that evidences that she "knew" they fitted the kitchen?
I know that she knew what you were claiming - but is that the only evidence that you have that she had been told by her clients that they had fitted the kitchen?
Were you subsequently successful in your claim?
I am afraid that there is no financial claim that you can make arising out of this.
You chose to compromise the claim rather than pursue it - that was your choice - not least since costs are rarely awarded in the Small Claims Court.
You may have a formal complaint to raise with the company the Paralegal worked for if you can prove that she knew for a fact that her clients had installed the kitchen.
If she is a Trainee Solicitor then that can also be reported to the Law Society since it is a clear breach of the Code of Ethics to lie to the court.
Please ask if you need further details
No I am afraid not.
No Criminal action will arise from this Civil case - your only option is the complaint route