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I have received a County Court Claim form from an individual

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I have received a County Court Claim form from an individual giving a UK address. This mater relates to a disputed invoice issued by a company registered in Malta which this individual ownes.
Does the UK County Court Business Centre have jusidiction over this matter? If not how do i proceed ?
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help with this.
Alex Watts : Was there a contract which set out jurisdiction please?

There was an exchange of emails with Malta Yacht Services, appointing this company, operated by ***** *****, a surveyor to undertake work for me


Malta Yacht Services has a Malta VAT number


Malta Yacht Services address is in Malta

Alex Watts : And they are based where?

PO Box 292


Valetta VLT 1000 Malta

Alex Watts : Ok. Then you file a defence and contest the jurisdiction. There should be a box for that.
Alex Watts : Uou ne
Alex Watts : You need to set out what has happened and why it should be Malta
Alex Watts : The judge will look at and probably strike out the claim.
Alex Watts : But no the uk does not have jurisdiction
Alex Watts : File a defence contesting jurisdiction
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Malta is in the European Union. The brief research I did suggested that it might be possible to bring an action in the Country where the defendent is resident.

Alex Watts : But the contact is in Malta
Alex Watts : There is no juridiction

The contract was with a company not an individual. Can the surveyor bring an action as an individual ?

Alex Watts : no.
Alex Watts : It has to be the firm.
Alex Watts : Does that clarify!
Alex Watts : Is there anything else I can help with ?

Yes, thank you very much


No that's great

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