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Engaged to be married to Clodagh Hotel wedding reception

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Keith engaged to be married to Clodagh
Hotel wedding reception duly booked, both parties present, deposit paid
Clodagh breaks off engagement
Clodagh Cancels Hotel booking
Hotel requests 50% total costs (obviously there had been on going correspondence)
Hotel using Small Claims Court for non-payment
Clodagh lodged "Notice of Dispute" with Court, but refuses to give Keith details of claim
Keith obtains copy of Hotel contract, only to find that he alone signed the document.
As Keith's father would like to know if Keith should just accept "Notice of Acceptance of Liability" and enclose half of Hotel's claim and wait to see outcome of Clodagh' claim
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Is this an exam or essay question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NO. Keith has to have reply lodged by Thursday 6th October

Ok - we get lots of students asking exam / essay questions so I had to check.

Just to be clear, have they issued proceedings?
That must say on what basis the claim is issued?

Were there terms and conditions he agreed to, upon booking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
T & C indicated cancellation between 12 & 6 months prior to event 50% total cost + forfeit deposit. 7 1/2 months notice given

Ah. Who is named on the claim?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The Respondents are named as Clodagh & Keith

Ok - then assuming it was cancelled in accordance with the above term then he is liable.

He should admit his share. However if he and only he has signed the contract then legally he is responsible for it it all.

Clodagh can not be liable for a contract which she has not signed.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bearing in mind that Small Claims Court Judge will probably come down in her favour. Should Keith just forward his 50% and wait to see the outcome, Keith is only assuming that Clodagh is challenging the contract.

I would yes. He can keep any costs down that way.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your help

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