Always agree to try to settle the claim prior to the hearing. You can answer yes to question 1 and no to question 2 although my advice would be to answer yes to both of them. I know it’s not going to make any difference because, as you said, they are unresponsive, but you need to be seen to be reasonable in the eyes of the court.
B1 You have issues the claim in the High Court and there is no reason for it not to stay there Yes
B2 give your local County Court but it will be transferred to the Defendants County Court. In B2: For convenience of claimant.
C no. . Debt claim. Not applicable
D I presume that this is the first application you have made
D2 Fast Track. It will not be small claims track because the amount originally claimed is over £10,000. You can ask for it to be transferred to the Small Claims Court and the court will decide.
D3 I assume that you have no electronic documents in which case the answer is no.
D4 Claimant and Defendant to agree mutual exchange of documents 14 days before hearing.
E I assume this is straightforward and there would be no experts or witnesses
G I would think this was take one day unless she is not going to defend in which case, would be less than one day.
H leave blank
J you have to try to agree timescales for exchange of documents and witness statements. If the Defendant simply ignores anything you ever send, then in the notes, put Defendant refuses to reply to correspondence or telephone calls.
.Can I clarify anything for you?
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