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I would agree with the claim against the dealership for not using the correct oil. If the claim is for £10,000 then it should fall under the small claims limit which is fine. You may want to obtain a report from a motor mechanic just to back up your allegation against the dealership. You can recover the cost of a report, anything up to £750 in a small claim.
You can have two defendants in one claim by the way. So it would make sense to issue one claim, name two defendants - it would be much easier and less messy to do it that way. You can claim for your other losses (the other £10K). The money claim online site should let you issue a claim against two defendants. You can register here, assuming they do not reply to your letter before action (which would be required before you issue a claim, to give them 14 days to pay and avoid court action) : https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/web/mcol/welcome
You can claim reasonably incurred losses due to their breach, so the items a-d look fine to me, to claim back.
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I would name them both in one claim. You can allege breach of contract against one and another for negligence. Claim your full loss in one claim (with two named defendants).
Court issue fee for x2 small claims of £10K each : £455 x 2 which is £910. Two hearing fees - £335 x 2 which is £670 So your total court fees could be £1580. Whereas, if you chose to issue one claim against two : court issue fee is £1000 and the hearing fee is £335 (£1335 total). So it'd be £245 cheaper on court fees to issue one claim against two. This all assumes you do not qualify for a court fee exemption (e.g. being on a low income, have low savings or in receipt of means tested benefits)
Yes, that should work as the cause of action are different (breach of contract, negligence)
The courts want to ensure cases are conducted efficiently as per the overriding objective. So if your first claim was defended it would take 9-12 months probably. You could wait for the outcome of that one and then take a view on whether or not to issue the second one. They are two different defendants and two separate claims so you should be fine though, to do them one after the other. It's not something I have done before as I would normally issue one action and have two defendants. You may prefer to use a law firm - this one could help : https://stormcatcher.co.uk/practice-areas/dispute-resolution/small-claims-lawyer-service/
Yes, their lawyers may defend the claim. I can't say whether they will or not but it's a claim for £10K and you are holding them negligent so I wouldn't at all be surprised if they decide to defend it, also knowing you are not legally represented which would play more in to their hands.
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