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    • Attachments (Exhibits)   FTMDave and I have called them "Attachments" but I note Andyorch used the term "Exhibits".  I don't think it makes any difference which you use but perhaps Exhibits is more correct.  Whichever you use, make sure you use the term consistently.  (i'm going to use Attachment for now).   You use Attachments as supporting evidence for things you mention in the numbered particulars of your claim.  Might be a report from a third party or a quote from a third party.  In the relevant numbered particular of your claim you refer to the appropriate Attachment supporting that part of the claim.  eg like this "(See Attachment A)".   You can use numbers or capital letters to identify each Attachment.  I don't think it matters which but be consistent in your usage.   It helps if the Attachments are organised and incorporated into your claim in a logical sequence.  (eg A, B, C etc)   Make sure each attachment is clearly labelled "Attachment A"  etc.   If it is not immediately clear to the reader what an attachment is, put a brief description.  Eg "Quote from XXXXX Ltd to complete unfinished plastering" or whatever.  Make sure the reader can understand what each attachment is.   Ideally each Attachment will be no more than one page.  So you can make the labelling of attachments even clearer by labelling them "Attachment A  -  page 1 of 1" etc etc.   If an attachment is longer than one page you label it "Attachment A - page 1 of 2" and then "Attachment A - page 2 of 2", or whatever it is.   By doing all that you are making it easier for the judge to follow - and you want the judge on your side...   Now - what you've posted in #109 is helpful because it adds up to to £16577.  Which is good.  But if I were the judge, I'd want to know where the individual items come from.     So what you have posted in #109 should - I suggest - be your final attachment.  Let's call it "Attachment H" for now.  So at the end of your particulars of counterclaim where you say you are claiming £16577 from the defendant, you put the reference "See Attachment H".   The judge then looks at Attachment H and sees a total of £16577.  What you then need on Attachment H next to each individual item on there, is a reference to which earlier Attachment that item comes from.  eg "See Attachment C".  The judge can then look at Attachment C and understand where the item on Attachment H comes from.  By doing that rigorously and methodically for each item on Attachment H you are justifying each item and the total of £16577.  Yes?   Your schedule in #109 is OK but raises questions that need answering.  eg: spelling as spotted by Honeybee13 Grand total as spotted by Honeybee13 TBA or estimates as per my previous post and Honeybee why is it in two separate sections (£8577 and £8000)? The item numbering is absolute garbage At the end of the day it is going to be the detail (or lack of detail) in your attachments that will win (or lose) you the case.  It has to be just right and you have to be consistent.  It has to be logical, methodical and consistent so it can be understood immediately.   I don't want you to give me answers to these questions.  I want you to act on them.   As I said earlier, don't post any more work you have done for now.  Wait until FTMDave is back this evening so we are all working from the same page at the same time.   If Andyorch or FTMDave suggest anything that disagrees with me, go with what they say.  They know more than me.   (I suspect one of them might suggest some kind of contents list identifying and listing all the different attachments)    
    • Hi again I sent my letter off on Monday, signed for delivery as I wanted to make sure it's got there, it was finally delivered yesterday Last night I had a text from them:   "There is a 50% settlement discount available on your account.  If you cannot pay in full this can be paid across 3 equal monthly instalments of £339.57.  To take advantage of this offer please visit" and then a website link.   Hopefully they will be in touch soon to say they've taken the letter on board and will leave me alone now.   I'll update this thread if I hear anything, it really helped me to see others had been in my situation. Fingers crossed
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Good afternoon all,

 

I have been reading this site for a couple of days now and it makes very interesting and to be honest somewhat scary reading.

 

I am intending to lodge a claim against Lloyds TSB for charges, which over the past 5 1/2 years, amount to a little over £1000 (bank only - yet to look at the credit card)

 

I must admit to a little trepidation as Lloyds seem to be prettty tough when claiming and they always seem to fight.

 

Did not know how to post this in the Lloyds section but has anyone experienced them closing their accounts as, with my credit rating, I think it would prove a little difficult to get an account elsewhere. Also do banks offset any money against other debt (ie a Lloyds credit card?)

 

I have printed off the charges. If I do decide to proceed do I need to compile a spreadsheet or can I just send the printoffs?

 

Any help/advice woudl be mostly appreciated.

 

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Hi bod

 

This thread should tell you everything you need to know about posting etc

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/welcome-our-forum/13182-how-make-posts.html

 

Lloyds TSB can be tough, but just like the rest of the banks, they will pay up in the end.

 

They are entitled by law to move money between your accounts if one is in debt, but you can always request payment by cheque.

 

You will need to do a schedule of the charges, something simple will be fine, even a handwritten list is acceptable.

 

Banks have been told that they are not allowed to close account as retaliatory action, it has happened in a few cases, but is certainly not the norm.

 

Best of luck, please set up a claim in the Barclays thread so that we can help you out if needed :)

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Thanks for your reply claire78. When you say debts - does that apply to credit cards? One of my colleagues thinks that whilst they may be with the same bank the actual bank account and credit card issuer are actually seperate companies, so they can't offset the debt.

 

Also are they legally not allowed to close the account?

 

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