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Hi, thank you for your enquiry and your patience. What do you mean by the small claims "rejected the claim"? Did you file the claim with the Court? For how much?and was it served on the Defendant? And if so what was the defence?
Ok so had you requested judgment in default after 14 days? Have you been served with the Defendant's response?
The decision by the court is only procedural it is not saying you do not have a claim. You requested a judgment and had the defendant not filed a response you would have got the judgment. At that early stage the court will not have considered the merits of the claim at all. So now that a defence has been filed yes you have to complete the directions questionnaire on time and the small claims mediation service form. If you do not file these on time your claim will be struck out.
you do not need to attach the forms here. However if you were looking for guidance in completing the court documents then JA offers assistance on their premium service and that attracts an additional charge. I am happy to assist you with that should it become necessary, you will just need to advise me and JA will send you the offer.
I totally appreciate how you feel with your daughter being a solicitor, howeve this is your legal right so you do not need to be embarrassed pursuing it.
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