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Hi thank you for your enquiry and patience. You should write to them to seek their consent to amend your claim to include those two invoices and if they agree it will be cheaper as you file the consent order attaching the amendment, the cost is £100, and you will have one hearing fee to pay as opposed to 2.
IF they refuse to agree, you will need to make a formal application yes and pay the £255 application notice fee.
Either way issuing tow separate claims where at the time of filing the claim you already had the information for all the debts can be seen as abuse of process and you risk having a costs order made against you. It is best to bring them all under one claim.
I hope this helps and I would be grateful for your rating at your earliest convenience. all the best
Hi thank you for your further information and questions.
As a litigator I would say amending is the better option, however I appreciate your concerns about the delay as you have to make an application and hope that that is accepted first before the claim progresses. I am not sure given the current delays we are seeing (6-8weeks) with the court whether a new claim would move as quickly as you are hoping. Once you involve the courts regrettably after submitting the claim the timetable is in the courts' hands and matters often take long before conclusion is they are going to the final hearing.
Your letter of claim has to give at least 14 days and if they do not settle them by 14th day you file your claim online on moneyclaimsonline website. You need to download form X50 to check the fee payable depending on the value of your claim. As you will know from your current claim they will have 14 days to acknowledge service and/or file defence. If you have issues with a defence you can reply to the defence and file this with the court you do not need to wait for final hearing. I hope this helps
Hi, if the defence does not respond to your claim or you do not agree with what they say and you wish to comment/reply for the benefit of the court
If you return and start your enquiry FAO Solicitor RM your enquiry will be added to my list of matters
You cant simply add 2 invoices to your current claim, this is what we discussed before that to do this and to change the value of your claim you need to amend your current claim. And you said you preferred to start a new claim because you believe amending will delay resolution of your current claim. So you are only sending a new letter of claim or the 2 invoices if you are going to issue a new claim for those invoices in court.
Mediation can still happen whilst the claims are running. You can advise them to include the 2 invoices in the mediation negotiations to prevent issuing a second claim.
Did you file your claim on moneyclaimsonline or you sent it by post to the county court money claims centre. that will determine what email address you use. The court does not reply really when you file, you get an automated reply acknowledging receipt and you just need to wait for the next Directions from the Court. They are extremely behind at the moment