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From experience, it is rarely worth opposing a reinstatement application in circumstances like this because provided the applicant has a reasonable reason, it will be reinstated. To be honest, I would tell the court that I didn’t object and that it could go ahead without a hearing.
The decision is yours.
If you want to oppose the reinstatement application you need to come up with a good reason why it should not be reinstated and that is nothing to do with the validity of the claim it has to be with why your position will be prejudiced by having the case back on.
The judge will consider all the circumstances and whether he actually believes what the claimant is saying.
A Case will normally be automatically transferred to the defendant’s home court regardless of the reason.
It really frustrates and annoys me that claimants and defendants (and solicitors are the worst culprits!) Routinely miss dates to submit evidence and exchange witness statements et cetera et cetera without any reasonable justification and the court does not simply strike the case out. To my mind, a miss is as good as a mile and of the witness statements are supposed to be exchanged by a particular date and the date passes, then that evidence is no longer admissible unless there is a really good excuse (death is quite good!) For missing the deadline.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
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