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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 will help you with the N181. How much is the claim worth? I ask as draft directions need to be attached to the N181 - I have a template for you to use.
Thanks, you will need to tailor the attached document (the party names and claim number).
The N181 - which parts do you need help with?
Hi there, I can deal with the question online if that suits. No call is needed.
I can't take a call I am afraid but like I say I can answer your question online. The call is an optional extra, yes, as you will be able to speak to a solicitor for the further fee.
OK, I will go through it now for you. I will type out the various parts
The top of the N181 (court) - insert "CCMCC". This stands for county court money claims centre. Insert claim number to the right. And where it says "to be completed...", insert your name and cross out "defendant/part 20 claimant".
B2. this section needs to state your local county court (not sure where you live. If you tell me I can confirm).
OK, insert "county court at coventry"
D4. standard directions by list
still on D4: you need to also fill in the N263 disclosure report, so tick yes for the next box:
D4, "have you agreed a proposal..." etc - tick "no".
E. "no" (unless you have an expert report to prove your case - if so let me know)
which section are you looking at?
section 2? There is section A, B, etc
C refers to the pre-action protocol, so if you issued the claim after giving the defendant time to respond then fine, you have complied, so tick yes.
not applicable as the case is worth £30K
disclosure form usually required in cases worth over £25,000 (being a multi track case). They are easy to complete.
OK, I was at section E last. Are you there?
So I wasn't sure if you had a report from an expert (in relation to your dispute with the defendant). If not then tick no for section E.
No, that wouldn't. They can be one of your witnesses in the case but not an expert (they are not independent for a start). So complete section E with "no".
F (witnesses) next.
Insert your name (and box to the right), insert "issues in dispute and value of claim".
Put in your friend's name in this section too and insert "issues in dispute"
Section G - one day
Section H - leave this section
Section I - tick "no" for application. In the box underneath insert "standard multi track directions applicable, see attached"
Section J - sign and date.
Then attach the draft directions which I uploaded and the N263 form duly completed. Send one copy of these to the court and one to the defendant.
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just the top of it - if you insert the name of the claimant and defendant and the claim number. That's it then.
Does this help?
Yes, the question stays open until you are satisfied, even after rating it. So if you rate it then it will remain open as long as you need it
Yes, section 1 just lists the documents you have (e.g. invoices, emails, letters, texts) relevant to the case.
Section 2 is not for you - it's for a law firm so leave that blank.
Section 3 is not applicable either.
No problem, glad this helps.
Have a good day
Yes, the priority is send to the court. And a copy to the defendant too which is normal practice
No, it would be at the conclusion of the case. When there is a final hearing, you send an N260 statement of costs. Copy attached. You can claim £19 per hour as a litigant in person (assuming you do not incur lost earnings from time off from your job).
No problem, thanks for the questions and come back if you need to.