Many thanks for your patience. The rules in relation to this are set out in Practice Direction 10:
Specifically, point 5.2 - Where the defendant’s name has been incorrectly set out in the claim form, it should be correctly set out on the acknowledgment of service followed by the words ‘described as’ and the incorrect name.
So you do not have to pay a fee to change this, if the claimant wanted to change the name then they will have to do this and pay the appropriate fees. Your obligation is to point out the error to the court by filling out the Acknowledgement of Service correctly.
In terms of the fees you can claim for being involved in this, the following fixed costs are potentially claimable:
· expenses which a party or witness has reasonably incurred in travelling to and from a hearing or in staying away from home for the purposes of attending a hearing;
· a limited sum for any loss of earnings or loss of leave by a party or witness due to attending a hearing or to staying away from home for the purpose of attending a hearing.
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