Judges in Small Claims Court tend to be not as pedantic with this as they are in other courts, fast-track and multitrack.
It is only 5 days to the hearing and I don’t know whether that’s enough time for you to consider and take any legal advice on the documentation. Of course they may have no documentation!
I will tell you that depending on the amount of documentation, the judge may give you 10 minutes to consider it. You need to chase them for the documentation to try to get it out of them and tell them that if they don’t let you have it by return, you will be asking the judge to strike out their claim.
If you get to court and they haven’t supplied the documentation or they supplied it really late, you can then show that correspondence to the judge and asked them to strike out the claim or adjourn it for but to award costs and expenses in your favour on the grounds of their unreasonable behaviour.
There is another issue here seems rather odd. You are the defendant in this action and yet you are travelling down to Northampton. Normally, any defended claim be transferred to the defendant’s home court particularly if the claimant is a huge company.
This is a claim which has been issued in the bulk centre at Northampton, there would not normally be hearing there. I use certain therefore that the hearing you are going to on 11 October is in actual fact the trial hearing?
Can I clarify any points arising from this for you?
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