Alex Watts : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return. There is no need to wait here, you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : Has it been allocated to track as a small claim yet please?
yes it has been allocated as a small claim
Alex Watts : Ususa
Alex Watts : Usually if you lose a case then there are no costs to pay.
Alex Watts : It is not usual to instruct counsel to attand a small claims as this is commonly done.
Alex Watts : Cost can only be recovered the one party has behaved unreasonably
Alex Watts : The bar for this is quite high and it is normally if a claim has been over valued, documents disclosed late or fails to exchange evdience.
Alex Watts : But a normal claim, a party would not be entitled to ask for costs - this just sounds like a threat.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today pkease?
Many thanks. The hearing has been allocated to the 17th of this month. By what date must the bundle be delivered to the court so the Judge can read it ?
Alex Watts :
Normally 3 days.
Alex Watts :
Does this help?