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Hello, my name is Jim and I am a qualified lawyer happy to help you today.
Could you please give further details of the dispute. Is it a claim for a debt or negligence?
OK, they would first of all have to send a letter before action to you to allege some wrongdoing and give you a period of time to pay them (to avoid court proceedings).
If you disputed their claim and they issue one at court, the court sends you a response pack (see attached) to fill in and return. It is important you respond to the court promptly as if you do not then the claimant can request default judgment which means they win (and there is a court order against you, commonly known as a "CCJ").
If you have insurers you may need to notify them of a claim (unless the claim is for debt).
It is easy enough to defend a claim and you can of course come back to this site for ongoing help if you need to.
Is there anything else I can clarify for you?.
The claimant will seek damages and they have to say why you have done something wrong or what you owe - I meant that responding to the claim is easy enough, using the form I uploaded. In a small claim (a claim up to £10,000) then you wouldn't need a lawyer either as the court process is easy to follow.
If they do pursue you, I can help you reply to them or help with the court forms if you wish. If you are a member of the Just Answer site you can ask as many questions as you like for the membership fee (which is more cost-effective than formally instructing a law firm).
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Yes, you can come back here, that is not a problem.
Have a good evening.