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Unless you signed a personal guarantee as director then the claim cannot be against you - it has to be against the limited company. This is because the contract was between the claimant and the limited company (privity of contract in common law rules means you are not party to the contract). As such your defence needs to state this and that the claimant has pursued the wrong party.
You should give them 7 days to discontinue their claim in a letter or email - if they do not then you should apply to strike out their claim. I have the forms and further details if you need them.
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Yes, the advice remains the same - there is no way you would be found liable. You were the director but the company is liable (not yourself). It would be different if you signed a personal guarantee.
Yes, you need to file a defence regardless - if you do not and say your application fails, you would not have filed a defence so the claimant effectively wins.
SO, defence first, then a letter to the claimant to invite them to discontinue their claim in 7 days given they sued the wrong party.
You can either fill in the N9B response pack the court may have sent to you already in order to fill out the defence section, or if not, use the attached template to fill out your defence. It needs to address each part of the claimant's allegations (say whether each allegation is admitted or denied, or you are unable to admit or deny due to no details given by the claimant). If you do not do that then you are taken to admit the allegation in question.
Then sign and post the defence to the court (and copy to the claimant).
If you want to post a new question about the application to strike out - there is a lot of detail and a few forms so if you can post a new question to the Just Answer site, mark it "FAO:JIM" and I will pick up at some point today.