Dealing with court claims or County Court Judgments (CCJs)
Have you received a court claim form document or a County Court judgment (CCJ)?
If yes, take action. Don’t just ignore the documents - our team have a 92% success rate in helping our clients.
Receiving any court document can be a daunting and unnerving experience especially if you are unfamiliar with the legal process. It can also be aggravating to receive a claim when you think you have a strong defence.
A common human instinct is to ignore the documents – but that is not a good idea. Failure to deal with a claim or a judgment can lead you into more trouble and expense and is more time consuming in the long run. You will have to correspond with both the court and the claimant and you might incur legal fees if you need help from a solicitor.
Further, you risk having a court judgment recorded against you and that could affect your credit rating.
It is better to deal with court documents straight away: better to either accept responsibility for the claims you accept and pay up or act promptly to ensure you have the full opportunity to put forward any available defences.
We have a couple of short guides with checklists that might help you.
- To find out how to deal with a claim form document, read: "Has someone served a court, claim form document on you".
- To find out how to deal with a CCJ, read: "A checklist to help you deal with County Court Judgments".
If you or your Company have had a County Court judgment entered against you in default, our Commercial Litigation team can help you weigh up your options.
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