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My guess is to settle the matter.
However it's a risky move because it could make or break your case. The meeting will give you an insight into what the defence is thinking of but at the same time she can get information about you to feedback to her solicitors.
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I think my email may make the process longer given the conversation will take longer than a conversation.
Body language in response to questions she puts to you. Any admissions to any things she thinks you are lying about.
Given you are sceptical about the face to face meet up which is understanable I suggest you meet her in the middle and suggest a telephone conversation at a suitable date and time
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Recording you is a possibility.
But on the flip side you may learn about her best attacks hence it's a risky move that can make or break your case.
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My answer will still stay the same but will advice you to be a lot more wary. I will go as far as saying taking a note pad to make a note of things said given the false statements already mentioned
More wary given the other side do not appear plausible.
To be honest having considered the whole information i suggest any meeting done must be done with her solicitors agreement because in absence of her solicitors agreement you will be in breach of the rules speaking to her directly. Therefore before considering any meeting i suggest you tell her that i am unable to do so unless you obtain your solicitors agreement and perhaps suggest mediation too at her expense given she is keen to discuss the matter with you.
Plausible in this context means someone not trustworthy. I said this because you mentioned the other side made false statements.
The judge's involvement with the meeting will depend on what comes out during the meeting and whether the information that comes out is disclosed to the judge before or during the trial hearing.
The question is what is the purpose of the meeting.
My guess was to settle the claim, which may be wrong. However if my guess is correct and you didn't go then unless you have a good reason then you could be penalized by the court for not attending.
I dont know if they are being vindictive and trying to take advantage of you as everyone has to be approached as an individual but my suggestion will be find out the reason for the meeting, whether her solicitors permits you to speak her directly and whether the meeting can be done via telephone.
Please refer a copy of the letter to her solicitors and notify her solicitors that given they are acting on her behalf they should confirm whether you and their client can discuss directly in respect of settling the claim.
Your welcome and all the best on your case.