I have been asked to look at this for you.
You have shot yourself in the foot by ignoring the initial tickets.
Why did you do that?
Did you not have mail redirected?
If there are judgements against you, you are going to have to apply to court to have the judgement set aside.
The fee for that is GBP255. I accept that is probably more than the amount of the judgement but that’s the weight is on that’s what happens I’m afraid for ignoring the tickets not dealing with them head-on. I accept that you didn’t get them your address but a previous address that’s the other thing about not having your mail redirected.
I think you do have a very good defence but no defence is guaranteed.
If you do get the judgement set aside it will then go forward for a trial hearing.
You can ask the court to award the costs of the set-aside application against the applicant in your favour but if the reason that you didn’t respond was that you had moved house, that would be through no fault of the claimant and it’s unlikely you would get it back.
Here are the government webpages on setting aside the County Court judgement: https://www.gov.uk/county-court-judgments-ccj-for-debt/if-you-dont-owe-the-money
Please note, this doesn’t squash it, it just puts it in abeyance pending a trial hearing.
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