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Directions Questionnaire

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Find a Lawyer Directions Questionnaire - N180  This guide is designed for claims in the County Court that are allocated to the Small Claims Track (
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CPR 31.14 application for unless order at court

If you receive no response or the claimant continues to refuse to supply documents, or if they say they will supply documents but it make take longer than the time you have to file a defence but refuse to confirm their agreement to an extension of time under the CPR, then you need to apply to the court for an order making them comply with your request. You must do this before the deadline for entering your defence.
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How to Acknowledge a Claim

LegalBeagles.info  » Court » Guides and Letters » Acknowledge a Claim  You need to Acknowledge receipt of a Court Claim within 14 days of receiving the form or the court may issue a 'judgment by default' which will appear on the register of judgments and on your credit file for six years. You can do this on paper using the Response Pack or you can acknowledge online using the MoneyClaim online service or the New Moneyclaim online service (which one
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Subject Access Request ( How to get your information ) GDPR

LegalBeagles.info » Library » Court » Guides and Letters » Subject Access Request  You can make a subject access request to find out what data is held and how it is used. You may make a subject access request before exercising your other information rights. You can make a subject access request verbally or in writing. If you make your request verbally, we recommend you follow it up in writing to provide a clear trail of correspondence. It will also
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CPR 31.14 Request for inspection of documents

LegalBeagles.info » Library » Court » Guides and Letters » CPR 31.14  This is a basic CPR 31.14 request for copies of specific documents mentioned in the statement of case (particulars of claim).  Often claims for debt are submitted through the Northampton County Courts Bulk Processing center and the particulars of claim are very limited and do not generally give enough information about the debt to enable you to defend, or admit, the debt with confidence. Therefore we send the claimants
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CCA Request Letter Example

LegalBeagles.info » Library » Court » Guides and Letters » CCA Request Letter  This is a basic request for a copy of your regulated consumer credit agreement which you are entitled to under sections 77 - 79 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA).  A creditor must provide a copy of the agreement on request within 12 working days, or he becomes unable to enforce the agreement while his default continues. You need to enclose a postal order or cheque
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Example Defence for Consumer Credit Court Claims

LegalBeagles.info » Library » Court » Guides and Letters » Example Defence for CCA Claims  This is a very basic example Defence to give you a starting point when defending a court claim for a Consumer Credit Debt. You can use this defence as a starting point if you are defending a County Court claim for a debt that has arisen from a Consumer Credit Agreement. Every case is different and you should ensure you amend the example to suit
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First Steps to take on receipt of a County Court Claim

LegalBeagles.info » Library » Court » Guides and Letters » First Steps  If you receive a Claim Form from the court you NEED to take action. Do NOT ignore court papers - even if you do not believe you owe the money or have never heard of the claimant. You must take certain steps within 14 days of receiving the form or the court may issue a 'judgment by default' which will appear on the register of judgments and on
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Consumer Credit Court Claims

LegalBeagles.info » Library » Court »Return to the forum We provide a list of guides and examples of letters and documents that may help you. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, please post on the forum or Contact Us Guides & Letters >> Ask a Question Find a Lawyer If you have received a County Court Claim from a creditor or debt purchaser, don't panic ! LegalBeagles have many years of experience assisting consumers in dealing
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