Well it is a long story.
In 2009 Firstplus started proceedings to repossess our home due to arrears with a first hearing in Feb 2009. We had a lot of issues with the loan and engaged a firm of solicitors, to be fair the initial solicitor was very good and were it not for her we would likely of lost our home.
However as the case progressed she left and the firms litigation dept was taken over by another firm and then another and we transferred our case with them , eventually we told the last firm to get lost and sought to deal with things ourselves. This was in nov 2011, at which point I went to the court informed them and got a copy of te last order on the case.
Now our solicitors were unaware of this order, and we have outstanding issues with them, but that is a different matter.
Given that the first possession hearing had been held in feb 2009 and there was limited progress we were increasingly frustrated, and thought we would be able to get a deal we could either afford or at least manage in some way. However we discovered the order striking out the claim and counter, on informing Eversheds and inviting an offer to talk we made no progress.
Now I understand that after two weeks both partys would be deemed to be in position of this and that in any case three months notice is given.
In addition to this there was an application to vacate the trial date to which both sides agreed, but this had nothing that equates to the second part of the order. I therefore take the second part to be the court exercising its case management duty’s.
On this subject the court had allredy had to reschedule the trial date and issue instructions as to disclosure and the like, had issued at least one other unless order and dealt with our changes in representation as well as First plus ping ponging between Eversheds and Simmons&simmons, various procedural mishaps and a non show for a hearing from Firstplus.