After reading a lot of threads i want to defend this. I've already done the following.
pop up on the MCOL website detailed on the claim form.
register as an individual
note the long gateway number given
then log in
select respond to a claim and select the start AOS box.
then using the details required from the claimform
leave jurisdiction unticked.
click thru to the end
confirm and exit MCOL.
get a CPR 3114 request running to the solicitors
type your name ONLY
no need to sign anything. (will be posted to them on monday)