Looking for some help with a summary judgment in a civil matter county court.
I have been in dispute with a company who has issued a claim for damages totaling £6,000.
got the court papers, sent in a defence and got a CMC hearing date. unfortunately i was in hospital 2 days before the CMC and couldn't attend.
At the CMC hearing the claimant applied for Summary judgment (in person) he didn't submit an application form or pay a fee.
The judge at the CMC hearing granted his application and the Summary judgment hearing happened their and then.
The claimant submitted his evidence (very weak evidence at that) and the judge awarded him the full amount of the claim.
The help i need is can the judge do this because from what i have read this is not allowed as the summary judgment application has to be filed with the right fee including supporting evidence, send a copy to me and then a hearing date set in the near future that i could attend.
Any help would be grate