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I am sorry to hear about your situation.
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Please can you confirm the claim is in respect of a property in England or Wales?
Thanks for the further information.
The Court procedure rules 45 asserts that the recoverable legal fees for a claim value is below £1000 is £70.
Please see the link below which gives the fixed costs amount based on the value of the claim:
I suggest you read the link and present the information to your opponent to support your view that the amount claimed is excessive.
I hope i have clarified the position, if not please let me know.
Thanks and stay safe.
I personally dont know why they have included the amount in question. Therefore you should send the law and then inform them to clarify why they are not following it.
With regards ***** ***** judgment question if you did not send your response in the form of a defence within 14 days then they are entitled to request judgment be entered.
The link below gives you further info and a guide on how to respond to a court claim form.
I hope i have clarified the position.
Ok if that's the case then the claimant can enter judgment. That said there is nothing stopping you from making an offer based on what you know now about what the recoverable legal fees should be.