What happens if you ignore county court claim form?

If you ignore the claim form, the claimant will be able to enter judgment against you, and then pursue you for the money they are claiming (using a bailiff for example). You would have a CCJ against your name, which would seriously affect your credit rating.

Can you be given a CCJ without knowing?

Filing a CCJ Claim without knowing an address. Filing a CCJ Claim without knowing an address is impossible. Well technically you can file the claim and you may get the judgment but you run the risk of having the judgment set aside as the debtor will have no knowledge of the proceedings.

Can you withdraw a county court claim?

For whatever reason you do not want to continue with your Court claim you should inform the Court, in writing, as soon as possible. This procedure is called “discontinuance”. Only the claimant can discontinue a claim using this procedure. You should write to the Court asking them to “discontinue” your claim.

Is a letter of claim a CCJ?

Does getting a letter of claim mean I’ll get a CCJ? Not necessarily. The new rules mean that your creditor must send a letter of claim before going to court to request a judgment. So, getting a letter of claim gives you more time to come to an agreement with them and avoid court action.

What happens if you don’t respond to a claim form?

If the defendant does not reply to your claim, you can ask the court to enter judgment ‘by default’ (that is, make an order that the defendant pay you the amount you have claimed because no reply has been received). Until the court receives your request to enter judgment, the defendant can still reply to your claim.

How do I know if I have any CCJ’s?

The simplest way to find out if you have a CCJ is to get a copy of your credit report from any of the three credit reference agencies. That gives an overview of most of your debts, showing defaults, balances and creditor details as well as any CCJs – and it’s free!

Will a CCJ ruin my life?

Having a CCJ against your name may mean that they’re not legally allowed to employ you, even if they want to. As a result, a CCJ could cost you your job and leave you unemployed.

Is a CCJ enforceable after 6 years?

Your original County Court Judgment (CCJ) could only be enforced for up to 6 years after it was awarded by the Court. However, you can re-apply to your original Court to get permission to enforce a judgment that it is more than 6 years old.

How do I defend myself in small claims court?

If you want to defend yourself against the claims made by the other side, file a “Notice of Your Intention to Defend” within 15 days of the date that you receive the Complaint. You have 60 days in certain circumstances (e.g., you are out of state or own a business with a resident agent).

What happens if no response to small claims court?

Can I ignore letter before claim?

You must collate all documents you have relating to the dispute, and which support your position, and include them in your response. It is important you respond to the claimant within the timeframe specified. It is advisable to not ignore a letter before action because the issue will escalate further.

Is CST law legit?

* CST Law is the trading name of Credit Style Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) with number 639830.

What to do about fake county court papers?

IGNORE them, mate. They will simply go away! The only “Court papers” you need to take notice of are ones bearing the genuine seal of a County Court. If you receive those, come back on here and tell us, and we will show you how to kick their butts.

Is the CCBC claim number a fake letter?

Easy to find out, phone the CCBC and check that the claim number is valid. But it’s extremely likely that this is a real Claim Form (not a “letter”), especially if it includes the Response Pack.

Is the claim number on the claim form real?

Yes, there is a claim number and there is a box labelled ‘Important Note’ and i do have a password too. I suppose I better respond. Just one last thing. On the left where it tells of the particulars of claim it says that it was assigned to the claimant on 28/07/2006.

How to tell if a county court seal is genuine?

(Add: By “seal” I mean a circular stamp in the area marked to receive the seal. In the old days it used to be done with wax hence the name! It will also have a Case Number at the top. If in doubt you should ring the Court and ask if it’s genuine.