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Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Did he have an employment contract? Is he suing you personally or is he suing your limited company?
Hi Thank you. On what basis has he named you as the co defendant? If he was paid by the AU company and his employment was with the AU company, he has no grounds to sue you for the company? Did his contract require him to return materials on termination of the agreement? Kind regards AJ
Thank you. I have just received this I will revert to you by tomorrow morning at the latest. Kind regards AJ
Thank you. My apologies for the delay. I cannot see why he has made the claim against you personally - the offer was clearly from your company. Can you confirm why he has submitted the claim to a UK address if you are based in Australia - what is this address?
Have you submitted a defence yet?
My apologies - I have had limited internet access. I am reviewing this now.
Kind regards AJ
Thank you. The main issue over jurisdiction is the fact that he has served an Australian entity without permission from the court. His claim seems to use a UK service address - what is the UK service address that he has used? Kind regards AJ
Hi, My apologies this question did not appear on my list for some reason. Did the subsidiary ever pay him? Kind regards AJ
Hi thank you. You can certainly try and argue the jurisdiction point but the only issue is payments were made from the uk office and that is where his employment was based. A judge may therefore view this as a non issue. Kind regards AJ