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Hello, I’m Jim, a dual-qualified lawyer (UK & Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you today.
Yes, you would need a revised letter of claim so that the defendant knows the case it has to meet. The courts view litigation as a last resort, so you need to detail a concise summary of the dispute and all heads of claim - if you simply issue a claim now and it's for more than the initial sum then the court is likely to penalise you in costs and your conduct may be brought in to question too, so is a risky strategy.
I have uploaded a template which you can use in case you need one. If they still refuse to reimburse then you can start a claim at http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk assiming both yourself and the defendant reside in England & Wales (not Scotland).
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Yes, the court will issue the claim and allocate a claim number - it then stamps the documents with that number and they serve the defendant with the papers. The defendant then has 14 days to acknowledge proceedings and if they do, another 14 days to file a defence. Yes, you can bind them together and send by recorded delivery. you could choose not to attach the evidence now - the N1 is fine to issue the claim - the court will give you a date to submit evidence in due course.
Hi, they only put the case number ***** the front of the N1 claim form. When you issue, 3 copies go to the court - they keep one, they send one to you duly stamped, and they serve one on the defendant.
No problem, thank you and same to you!
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