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  1. How do I unsubscribe/ stop receiving notifications? Today, I've had six notifications by email. Not surprisingly, after two and a half years of hassle with this lot, when I see the word 'Auxillis' in my email inbox, my heart sinks. Please - stop sending notifications, or unsubscribe me. I never want to see or hear their name again. Thanks.
  2. Well the 'hearing' such as it would have been, was scheduled for th 29th of September and would have been held over the phone. But wise old Uncle Bulgaria has it right: at the eleventh hour, the two insurers' solicitors settled out of court. There is no liability for me. I originally started this thread two years ago, after I'd received an email from the hire company's solicitors, saying they were acting for me, accompanied by dire warnings not to ignore it and requesting that I register on their website. We were at the local pub at the time, eating
  3. Well, as I said before - my solicitor assured me that as long as you co-operate, no liability will be incurred by you. But I can't tell you how much notice you'll get - I don't know myself. I am assured regularly that few cases actually get to court. In fact I know of no one whose case did. In view of the present situation, it may be that even if it does, it would be a hearing conducted on video. I wouldn't lose sleep over it, whatever. I still wish I'd never heard the bloody name though. I've ditched the Co-op - and saved mysel
  4. Well thanks both of you. I appreciate your advice is well meant, and I do accept that in my original post I included a question "What should I do?" which may have given the impression that I was seeking legal advice. In fact I had already consulted and paid an independent solicitor to look over Principia's contract prior to signing it. The question was in fact aimed primarily at others who may have been unfortunate enough to have had dealings with these crooks, and I apologise for not having made that clear at the outset. Subsequent to that post I received a
  5. No I won't: 1) Included with the contract is an insurance policy that assures that no costs will be payable .... provided that I co-operate with Auxils's solicitors. Back to square one ... again. 2) Even if that were to fail, I have no removable assets to speak of - certainly nothing that would justify sending bailiffs/ high court sherrifs to attempt to recover nearly £4,000 plus costs. They'd be barking up the wrong tree on that one. So what would you do? Fight the solicitors who are ostensibly 'acting on my behalf' ? Chances are, it'll b
  6. Thanks for your reply, but... Just to make things clear: I'm not bothered what they're claiming from the defendant's insurers. I don't give a damn. I could not care less. I don't care if Principia's solicitor enters court and tells a stack of fairy tales. They have assured me that they have evidence in the form of tracker data that proves the hire period was twenty days. As I cannot locate the cctv file I had no option but to accept their assurance and on that basis signed the statement of truth several weeks ago. That's it. There
  7. Thanks for getting back to me. I already have dropped the Co-op - for both car and home insurance - and saved myself nearly £500 in total, on both policies. I'm not paying through the nose to be dragged through court for a no fault incident whilst these shysters pocket a nice fat backhander from their accomplices. As to the period of hire etc., I've done exactly what you suggested, several times. As I say - they simply plough on regardless, ignoring my concerns and finally flatly contradicting my belief of the hire period being 9 days, so I have little choice but to co-operate
  8. Correction to hire period: Auxillis are claiming 20 days. My previous recollection was 9 days. Frankly I'm not bothered which it is - I just want it settled and off my mind. No doubt that's what both Auxillis and Principia are relying on.
  9. Ok, thanks for the reassurance. Sorry for the delay in my reply. I copied the cctv file onto a DVD. I have it (somewhere!) but though I've looked again and again, I'm unable to locate it. A complicating factor is that I actually worked at the same place as the defendant - it happened at the chemical manufacturer's plant where we were both contracted to at the time. They will be able to produce a witness, I am sure, to say that I was only driving the hire car to work for eight days, and thereafter used my replacement car - an identical CRV, and also the
  10. From Principia, the solicitors acting for Auxillis. I've requested that the case be transferred to Huddersfield County Court. I don't know if that request can be granted - but am I supposed to travel twenty five miles on public transport at my age (sixty seven) putting myself at serious risk of infection? By the way - it's a credit hire agreement. If you're confused - go to the original post - it explains the situation. I was placed into the hands of these sharks by the Co-op - my comprehensive insurers - after my car was written o
  11. I have received another email. The defendants have now filed a defence. Principia's assurance that "these cases rarely get to court" is looking less and less plausible. I am requesting that the case be transferred to Huddersfield County Court.
  12. Another update: I have received an email with two attachments, from these lunatics. The first advises me that they're doing everything they can to minimise the risk to their employees, with respect to the Chinese virus that is closing down global civilisation. The second - get this - asks me if there are any dates I will not be available to attend court, - in Salford, twenty five miles away. Unbelievable. Simply un-bloody-believable.
  13. On Saturday the 22nd February, I received a letter from Principia Law, Auxillis's solicitors (owned by the same parent company I believe,) asking me to reply to correspondence they sent to me 'recently.' I have no recollection of any letters, but checked my email and searched for 'Principia.' In my junk folder, I came across an email sent out at 1:45pm on Christmas Eve. This had gone to my junk folder - I informed them many months ago that I was blocking emails from them, since every email I received was invariably at some ridiculous hour and always contained some
  14. Three months further on and I promised to update. The whole thing had gone quiet, I thought I'd better show willing and return the statement of facts/truth to them. But obviously I crossed out the date they'd put, and put in the correct date the car was returned, as recorded by the cctv covering our drive. I received an email a few days later from Principia, informing me that they'd received it and that they had contacted Auxillis's agents who were going to check the info on the car's tracking device and get back to me. That was six weeks ago. Now
  15. I promised an update and here it is: Today I received an email from Auxillis's solicitors, with an attached writ, in the form of a PDF, made out to the other driver's employers (my employers also, at the time.) I almost signed the writ, but the email advised me to check all the details very carefully, before doing so. Good job I did: Auxillis are claiming the cost of fifteen days hire of the Range Rover Evoque. In fact, it was delivered to my home address on the 5th of September 2017 and picked up on the 13th: nine days, including delivery and pick up day
  16. Well if it's any comfort to anyone out there who's in the same situation and is terrified of entering into the agreement with Principia Law... My solicitor gave them the all clear yesterday. I was advised that their terms and conditions of business are fairly standard throughout the industry, and that there is no reason why it would be to my disadvantage to cooperate with them. That cost me two hundred quid, and it's unlikely I'll be able to claim that back from anyone, but still cheap for the price of a sound night's sleep after two weeks. I accepted the te
  17. Claims Management story. 4th Sept 2017, my car (2002 Honda CRV Automatic,) parked on company premises was hit by a fellow employee who was driving a company pick up at the time. He was reversing at such speed that he wrote my car off. I phoned my insurers (Co-op) the following day. I'm insured fully comp and frankly, pay over the odds because I believed the Co-op were a firm with an ethical approach. (Ha, ha...) Co-op advised me that I was entitled to a hire car whilst I found a replacement, and that it would be claimed against the other party.
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