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Hello, this is Jim and I am a dual-qualified lawyer (UK and Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you today.
I would not recommend you do this. For one, if they do this without their lawyer knowing, they will end up with their lawyers terminating their retainer with your opponent. They are legally represented and they risk breaching their agreement with their solicitors if they meet you in person. All communications need to go through their lawyer - you should notify their lawyer of their client's attempt to speak to you without their knowledge. You should not speak to them in person either, certainly not without a lawyer being present.
Your opponent may want to meet to try and settle and to reduce their legal bill but that is their problem, not yours.
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No as it undermines the whole point of having legal representation - the retainer terms will state no communications permissible unless through the solicitors.
No, the guidance I have stated still applies. The other side should be concerned about the application to strike out (assuming you are the claimant here).
There are a few reasons :
1. the cost of opposing your application - they will probably be faced with having to pay for a barrister
2. if the court strike out the defence, again, costs are payable and you win your claim.
3. false statements - potentially the court can make a finding of contempt of court for them - a fine and in some cases, prison.
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