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Yes, if there is only claim number (for one claim) then put defendant 1 as your name and defendant 2 as the company name in the box. You do not put the claimant's name as this is your allocation questionnaire. You need to fill out draft directions to attach to the N181 form (copy attached for you to use).
In terms of the claim you can apply to strike it out as having no merit but that is done with form N244 and the court issue fee is £255 (which you get back if your application wins). Let me know if you want these documents. Also if there is a counter claim against you, you have to file "reply to defence and counter claim" at the same time as filing your N181. Again, let me know if this applies to you. I will be around after 6 pm if you need further help.
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You should first write to them to invite them to discontinue the claim and give the 7 days to do this or you will apply to strike out.
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.
If you want to do the application and send me a copy to check, I would be happy to do that. 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.
I would go with the advocate as if your application succeeds (and I think it will) then their fee is recoverable from the other side - in addition to the £255 application fee.
Yes, it is essential you send off the N181 in time regardless of any application you want to do