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fint bishop requesting an 28 day extension for witness statment

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  • fint bishop requesting an 28 day extension for witness statment

    (I hope this is in the correct section)

    I have an ongoing claim in the CC against me this has been ongoing for over 4 years, a default judgment was given and I have had that set aside as it was sent to the wrong address.
    They submitted another claim, 2 years ago, and they then have gone back 3 times to change that submission, they changed the claimant the first time, and the second time they changed details in the statement of truth, they had the wrong registration. the third time the judge dismissed it as they had not shown the relationship between the claimant and the driver which they applied to have reinstated with an updated statement of truth that clarified the change, this was conducted over the phone with a judge.

    On the call with the judge, he/we agreed to allow the change to be made and the claim reinstated, the judge granted me a further 3 weeks to update my evidence due to the change. a few days late we all received the updated court order, which also stated that witness statements must be submitted to the court by 24/8.

    I updated my evidence and submitted it by the day required, a further letter was received on Monday with the date and time of the hearing and it rested that witness statements must be submitted to the court by 24/8.

    The law firm has now come back to me and asked if I agree to the date of the witness statements being extended by 28 days, if I do not they will apply to the court to have it extended and claim the cost back from me.

    my issue with this is this has been going on for 4 years I would have expected that they would have the witness statements already compleated as for the original case that was set aside. It also puts me at a disadvantage as my time to review the witness statements and build questions etc is reduced by a month.

    should I agree to the extension?

    thanks, paul
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    i have now agreed to the extension because of this

    "The Court will allow the application for an extension as it will not be interfering with the Court hearing date of the 19th October 2022. Parties are allowed up to 28 day extensions between each other. Copies of these emails will also be forwarded to the Court as evidence of unreasonableness. The application hearing could also be listed after the dates I have suggested leaving with you even less time."

    any comments appreciated


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