Nothing is ever a foregone conclusion in court but I think you
have an excellent chance of winning and it is certainly worth taking to court.
The amount you are claiming is over £10,000 and therefore unfortunately, it
will not be small claims court, and if you lose for any reason, will probably
get costs awarded against you.
In all honesty, I cannot see how you can lose but sometimes even
the 100 to 1 outsider wins!
I would start by sending a solicitors snotty letter threatening
There is no reason why you cannot deal with any litigation
yourself to save your own legal costs at least, until you end up out of your
depth (if you do end up out of your depth.). These facts are relatively
straightforward and therefore I can see no reason why you cannot conduct the
My very broad rule of thumb is that if you lose, expect to pay in
costs, about the same amount as the amount of the claim although, because this
claim has no particular complicated issues of law or fact, there is no reason
why it should be unnecessarily protracted
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