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Hi Alex thank you for your help.
I was aware of the two judgements when I returned on the 22nd of March.
I emailed, phoned and wrote with a recorded delivery letter dated the 10th December 2014
I was never given a Directions Questionare.
I was advised that it was on my file I would be away.
This was confirmed today by Jenny Sutton at the Brighton court. She said the judge chose to ignore the fact I was away.
I have written to the court and asked for another hearing. They replied only a days ago and said I need to pay another £155 to re-open the case. Why is the judge allowed to hear the case knowing I was away? And advise me by telephone calls when the hearing is being held.
No I was asked to file a defense and send my argument to the court and the plaintiffs.
I was never advised I needed to file either questionnaire.
I was told that advising the court of my dates away would be on file.
Oh a letter requesting arbitration.
After phoning the lady she advised me that the plaintiffs had not yet responded to my defense or her letter. Nothing else I received until I returned home to two judgements.
I don't understand your question. In September we went to small claims court and the judge said the case must go to trial and I was to set out my defense sending it to the palintiffs and to the court.
There was no trail date set.
We had gone to court and there the judge said I had to send my defense to everyone. No date for a hearing was set to be determined at a later date. The plaintiff still had to file some other paper work too.
I have taken out all my notes.
I received a letter the trail to take place on the the 3rd February 2015 dated the 5th December 2014
I emailed the cour 10th December 2014 to say I was away on this date.
I spoke to a court personnel Mrs Hannah Stankierwiez who confirmed it was in my file and documented.
I sent a recorded delivery letter to insure and back up confirmation - they knew I was away.
I spoke to Mrs Jenny Sutton today who said it was in my file but the judge chose to ignore this and proceed with the hearing anyway.
No I did not and was not advised I needed to do this. How sad I was not told to make a formal adjournment. I have been mislead and told it was fine. Being on my record was enough.
I have not waited a month I have been trying to get the reason from the courts as to why the hearing was done in my absense.
I have just received their last letter explaining the situation. And I telephoned to day as stated.
I have already been asked these questions.
All I wanted to know was - can the judge decided to proceed with a hearing even if he is aware I was away.
This is striping me of my basic human right to defend myself.