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What is it you are applying for (with the N244 form)?
OK, I will send you an example form for you to set aside the judgment, please bear with me
Yes, to set aside the CCJ you need the N244 form and a witness statement with a draft order. I attach copies of those which you can tailor to your specific case. With the witness statement, if you want to refer to any evidence such as email correspondence, letters and so on, you can do that and attach them to the statement.
You will need 3 copies of the bundle (N244, statement, draft order) and a covering letter to the court with a fee of £255 payable to HMCTS. You can specify a telephone hearing and you ask the judge for an order that the CCJ is set aside. Assuming they agree to that, it comes off the credit record and you will be allowed to defend the claim if the debt is disputed.
If you want to do the application and send me a copy to check, I would be happy to do that. Bear in mind the court expects these applications to be made promptly. If you want an advocate to do the hearing for you, you can use http://www.lpc-law.co.uk who would charge around £250-£350 and the fee is recoverable from the claimant if your application succeeds.
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I hope this helps, I can check it for you once you complete it.
Hi, the CCJ would first have to be set aside before your defence would be considered. I can likewise check your defence but the first thing to do is apply to set aside the CCJ.
the CCJ would have been obtained because you didn't reply to court proceedings in time - or your defence was struck out for some reason.
You say that you have a real prospect of successfully defending the claim as your justification (see statement I uploaded).
I am just off to a meeting but will come back to this later this afternoon if you need further help.
Yes, it can - that's a good reason to apply to set aside
It depends if JP is a subsidiary company of A2B or not - you'd need to check that. If not and you did not sign a contract with JP then it may well render it invalid, yes
OK, proceed to apply to set aside based on the fact the claimant name is ***** ***** no contract signed with them in that case
I see, OK so it is the same company. You cannot use the excuse that you signed with one and not the other as the JP name is ***** ***** offshoot company of the A2B one.