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    • I felt outmatched to be honest. Lowell probably did identify me on here and decided to send one of their more experienced. The guy they sent to last hearing didn't sound half as competent. The solicitor and judge were pretty much talking amongst themselves. That's how it felt. The Judge understood and accepted what the solicitor said at every point. She accepted fresh start as a brand name only. She accepted all the evidence were copies. She accepted I entered into a valid agreement. She accepted the error on the default notice was a typo. Felt like I lost before the hearing. If not, I wasn't able to express my points well enough. Not like the claimant who I'm sure was giving a law lesson. Completely out of my depth. I didn't ask to appeal. I'm upset understandably but grateful for all the help and support I received here. I've learnt a hell of lot but hope to never need it again.
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    • Thanks for your reply...much appreciated. Last payment date was December 2018. She had been paying £50/month from July, and they wanted £150/month, despite my partner losing her PIP (which was eventually reinstated after appeal). She stopped paying anything after they failed to supply a true copy of the original CCA (which she took out in 1981). Her name and address were different in 1981 due to marriage (and subsequent divorce!). Again, no mention of that in the “reconstituted” agreement which they supplied. Once again, many thanks and we both appreciate you putting time in to helping with this, especially due to the increased financial pressures of Covid on many people who also need your help.
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    • Hi @BankFodder
      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
      So I issued the claim on day 15 and they requested more time to respond.
      They took until the last day to respond and denied the claim, unsurprisingly saying my contract was with Packlink and not with them.
       
      I opted for mediation, and it played out very similarly to other people's experiences.
       
      In the first call I outlined my case, and I referred to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 as the reason to why I do in fact have a contract with them. 
       
      In the second call the mediator came back with an offer of the full amount of the phone and postage £146.93, but not the court costs. I said I was not willing to accept this and the mediator came across as a bit irritated that I would not accept this and said I should be flexible. I insisted that the law was on my side and I was willing to take them to court. The mediator went back to Hermes with what I said.
       
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      To be fair to them, if Packlink wasn't based in Spain I would've made the claim against them instead. But since they are overseas and the law lets me take action against Hermes directly, it's the best way of trying to recover the money.
       
      So this is a great win. Thank you so much for your help and all of the resources available on this site. It has helped me so much especially as someone who does not know anything about making money claims.
       
      Many thanks, stay safe and have a good Christmas!
       
       
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Hi all,

 

 

I hope you can assist or provide some advice in this matter because I am feeling quite deflated right now.

 

 

Over a year ago now, I arranged for CSA to take deductions from my ex partners benefit because he kept failing to pay child maintenance for my son. They said that he would only pay £5.00 per week because he's on benefit. Since I've opened the case I've barely received any child maintenance. I did believe that this was down to a loophole that my ex partner was taking advantage of, by not signing on and then signing on before CSA had chance to take any money.

 

 

Before we separated, he inherited a lot of money, and brought a high performing car. The benefit department know about this and seem to have done nothing. I know today that he is still running this car. I'm beginning to believe that he is not signing on and living off money that he has and/or an illegal income. Plus claimants of benefits are becoming more aware that they can claim housing benefit by just proving nil income, so without the need to claim JSA.

 

 

I really do not know what to do anymore, it's so unfair that he should get away with impoverishing his son like this. Would it be worth seeing a solicitor in this matter or would it be futile. Please advise on all matters.

 

 

Thank you. x

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It is very unfair and I sympathise but I'm not sure there is an awful lot you can do about it. I don't think a solicitor can do much about it and it could prove costly as legal aid is only available in certain circumstances now altho you could get a 30 minute free consultation and find out where you stand

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Maybe I could get a consultation and represent myself, as I am confident in court. It's just that I would be unsure as to what I'd be asking for, I'm not sure if a court order can be granted for child support arrears. :-(. Would you happen to know?

 

 

thanks anyway Ros1609. x

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I'm really not sure. I've always been in the fairly 'privileged' position that my ex husband pays for and sees his children. Theres certainly no harm in finding out where you stand legally but I wouldn't get your hopes up

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Ok, so you don't think a solicitor can do much about it and you can't tell me because you're not sure and have never been in my position, but I shouldn't get my hopes up...not being rude but I'm struggling to understand why you've even responded when you don't know the real answer. Nevermind.

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My experience with the CSA hasn't been 100% positive and I do remember my solicitor (the one instructed during my divorce) saying that maintenance and how it was calculated/collected by the CSA was out of her remit. Hence saying that I wasn't sure a solicitor can do much about it. You asked if it was worth seeing a solicitor, I said there was no harm in getting a 30 minute free consultation and seeing where you stand but not to get your hopes up. You then asked it I happened to know if you can get court orders for child support arrears. I gave you my honest answer that I didn't know, would you have rather I ignored your question?

 

I understand you are feeling very frustrated but don't take it out on people who are trying to help. Hopefully one of the other posters on here will be along soon and might have some more in depth advice

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