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Please can you provide some more information on the nature of the claim.
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just to check did you ever enter a formal defence?
Thank you. Arbitration is a voluntary exercise and it is not something which would automatically happen if you go to the small claims court. If the case was allocated to the small claims track you would still be expected to proceed as with a formal claim where you suit a defence and pursue the claim so arbitration will not be considered unless you both agree to it and consciously begin that process.
It appears here that you entered a defence but it was not appropriate in the circumstances as it did not address the issues raised in the claim. So that is why the claim was struck out.
If you were not given the opportunity to amend these you could try and appeal on these grounds but usually an appeal an only be made on points of law, if the court got the law wrong. This is a procedural issue rather than a point of law.
Saying that you can apply for the judgment to be set aside. You must do this within 14 days of the judgment has been served on you and you use form N244 to apply for this.
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so you entered a defence but before it was struck out were you given an opportunity to fix it in the event it did not address the claim?