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Filling in Appeal form

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Filling in Appeal form
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.

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, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : What do you need to know please?
JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

Dear Alex, we are appealing and i would like your advise or suggestions on the point of law on the appellant's notice please

Alex Watts :

I need to know what the claim is about and why you are appealing?

JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

Sorry we have previously explained this on Monday and this is a follow up, We cab't start from scratch it stop complicated, is this the same Alex ?

Alex Watts : I have looked at your previous question, I remember now.
Alex Watts : Have you asked for a transcript of the hearing yet?
JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

Yes, we have, but we must file this appellant notice n161, as we are on the time limit. the followings is the skeleton argument and i would like to know if you can suggest points of law to make this argument have a better chance to succeed, this is the part;

JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

1. At the previous hearing in 2013, Judge Cohen had asked the question about proving the ownership of the vechile, Judge Cohen made the ruling, I was allowed to prove that the vechile was not owned by myself. The ownership of the car was in dispute, as there was an inter-pleader/Intervener in this case, namely Johanna Guaglianone and Judge Cohen was aware of this. I have requested the transcript of the first hearing from the Court.

2. The Judge did not read the case, as he complained that he had only got the evidence of ownership of the car and witness statement that morning, in fact they were sent by email and post 3 weeks before this Hearing. He then declared that there was a printing issue with Court printer on the witness statements. The Judge looked at this as a straightforward Sale of Goods Act, when it is not, there is a Third Party involved in this case, whom is Johanna Guaglianone, the Interpleader/Intervener in this case. Her position in this case and her position at the hearing was overlooked and ignored completely. Error in procedure, he had not read or become acquitted with the case and its witnesses.

3. Why the Judge granted the Claimants request for CPR24 and CPR 3.4 when he had not read the case or considered all the evidence provided that the car is not my car, thus denying the rights of a Interpleader which the car belongs to testify to this fact.

4. The Judge did not refer to the main aspect of this case, the owner of the vehicle in question, this being the witness and inter-pleader/intervener, Johanna Guaglianone who was not allowed to speak. At the previous hearing in 2013 (point 1), Judge Cohen had asked the question about proving the ownership of the vechile, Judge Cohen’s ruled, that, I was allowed to prove that the vechile was not owned by myself. The ownership of the car was in dispute, as there was an inter-pleader/Intervener in this case.

5. Both my witness statement and the inter-pleader's witness statement were not read by the Judge. The Claimant had tried to Strike Out both statements during the process. and before the Hearing. The Claimant had responded that both Witness Statement's did not contain a Statement of Truth and Johanna Guaglianone’s witness statement was unsigned, this error was corrected a week before the Hearing and The Court agreed this was a clerical error and would not affect the hearing. therefore the witness statements were not Struck Out.

6. The Judges terse attitude to myself & my witness. I was informed by the Ministry of Justice, before the hearing, that the hearing was to be defined as an amicable negotiation, where all parties could discuss the issues & my witness must be heard. My Witness asked the Judge if she could speak, a curt No was replied by the Judge, the Judge called my case ‘fanciful’ which both myself and my witness found extremely offensive. The decision was made without considering the full facts.

7. The Judge seemed to have no interest in listening to my case and put both myself and my witness very ill at ease and yet the complete opposite was allowed to the Claimant, whose solicitor spoke freely and was given a free rein to speak for some 30 minutes, mostly about time spent on the case and various unsubstantiated phone conversations and wrongful accusations and deformation of character, without any foundation.

8. The car was registered in a firm’s name, the firm is a fashion company and holds my name on the fashion label G.GUAGLIANONE as I was the designer at the time the business was started, I no longer work for the Partnership, but as in fashion labels it still holds my name, which the Claimant tried to mislead this fact. I include documents to testify to this.

9. The Claimant made incorrect and misleading accusations that the car was in a personal name ie Gianni Guaglianone, when in-fact the car has never been in my personal name, it was in a partnership consisting of G and J Guaglianone, transferred in 2012 to J Guaglianone as a sole trader., who holds full title to the vechile.

10. The Judge never questioned or scrutinised the Claimant on they’re accusations about me or the vechile or questioned me as to the ownership of the vechile and the right of the interpleader/intervener in this case at the Hearing.

11. Due to my changed financial circumstances I am asking the Court to allow me to repay the rest of my loan owed to The Claimant, but my agreement with them cannot intrude and affect another individual , who is the sole owner of this vechile, Johanna Guaglianone. This point seems to have been ignored or overlooked by the Judge, thus an unreasonable decision over another person’s legal and rightful possession .

12. I rely on the transcript, of which we have requested from the court, to show that the Judge did not allow me to put my case or for my witness to speak at the Hearing.

13.As I had no legal representative, I feel the case should be reheard with my own representative as to points of law.

JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

Alex please take your time, i am going for a appointment this afternoon i will be back this evening

Alex Watts :

Ok - I would leave out 5 and 6. You need to re-word it. Take out all emotion

Alex Watts :

You need to say something like: The Judge erred as he did not consider the evidence of the witness, as he did not allow them to speak. Further in his Judgment the Judge made no reference or gave any reasons for not considering the witnesses evidence.

Alex Watts :

See how that is different?

Alex Watts :

You are appealing on procedure because the Judge erred in procedure, by not allowing the witness to speak and failed to consider the evidence.

Alex Watts :

You are saying that the Judge erred because he made a decision which no reasonable Judge could have made because of X, Y, Z

Alex Watts :

That is how it needs to be worded.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

Can you let me know asap regarding points I raised yesterday on Skelton arguments, as I need to return to Court today

Alex Watts : Yes your skeleton needs to address the points I have taxied.
Alex Watts : raised.
Alex Watts : You need to say why the judge got it wrong.
Alex Watts : Take out all emotion.
JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

Ok, as I am not a lawyer, is it only para's 5 and 6 to be taken out, the rest is ok ? plus add quotes you made about Judge erred due to points you wrote is this what you mean by xyz ?

Alex Watts : Yes take out 5 and 6, add my quotes.
Alex Watts : then x,y,z says why you think the decision was unreasonable.
JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

On section 5 do I appeal against whole order or just appeal against part i.e. the car only ?which is deliver up the car. point 2 is pay the full amount. part 3 pay they're costs. Other points just repeats of 2 & 3point 8 (handwritten by Judge in question ) Application for permission to appeal be refused. Or is it best just to outright appeal against whole order ?

JACUSTOMER-i9z8lm86- :

Section 8 Other applications, do We complete this section, as I have ticked box for set aside order, is this correct ? Need advice on section 7 and 8 so that it si filled in correctly in this case

Alex Watts : I see you have rated poor service - but I have been in court today.
Alex Watts : You are appealing on the delivery up of the car.
Alex Watts : You are not making any further applications.
Alex Watts : Does this help?
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