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just spoken to the court. It is a £35 fee and a N244 form which apparently I can find online.

 

The order is dated 29 September, so I have 24 hours to get my reply in. Guess what i'll be doing for the rest of the afternoon...

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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just spoken to the court. It is a £35 fee and a N244 form which apparently I can find online.

 

The order is dated 29 September, so I have 24 hours to get my reply in. Guess what i'll be doing for the rest of the afternoon...

 

 

Not sat here reading...............:rolleyes:

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yes..........ahem......

 

filling in the form now, i'm copying the 'official' stuff from the citicards one - knew they would be useful for something.....

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Help!!!!!

 

In Part A I have say what order I want. I want the stay removed. What do I put? and then it says "because" and I need something short and succinct to put there.

 

Part C - the evidence bit.

 

Do I have to handwrite the piece that BF put in the template library? Or can I print it out and attach it somehow? Can I write in the evidence box "please see attached evidence"????

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Cheers Karne

 

What do I put in the 'because' bit? On the front page , I have to say I want the stay set aside 'because'......

 

There is enough space for about 4 or 5 lines or writing. The main evidence I will attach to the section on Page2, but I need a short, sharp paragraph to say why I want the stay removed/set aside.

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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help on the way Keren :)

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Submitted my application for the stay to be removed last Monday.

 

received 2 letters from the Abbey yesterday about the change in solicitors.

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Who did they tell you Keren? They seem to be giving a whole host of different stories!

Abbey - 547.00 settled in full.

Second claim: £204 WON.

Barclaycard - 142.88 incl interest due WON BY DEFAULT as they didn't even bother entering a defence. Barclaycard paid up £184.88.

 

MBNA - Concluded £634.31

Capital One Concluded £148

Kinda disappointed I've no more banks to go after now...

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I had my second claim stayed last week. I've put in a second N244 form. Same judge, same wording.

 

Still waiting to hear about the first stay.

 

I was thinking. My first claim, including interest and costs is £700 and it has been dragging on for months.

 

Does anyone think it is worth approaching the new Abbey solicitors and trying to get it settled in some way? So many other people seem to be getting thousands and thousands returned who started after me!!

 

Any thoughts anyone??

 

Of course, hopefully both stays will be removed, but it has all ground to a mind-numbingly slow halt.

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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It might be worth contacting the solicitors direct to negotiate a settlement. It will of course mean that you will have to give some ground on what you are claiming.

1st Abbey claim settled 11th August - £5248.79

2nd Abbey claim started 21st September 2006

DPA letter posted 22nd September

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Well, i'd be generous and offer to drop the 8% interest and the daily interest for my first claim.....about £15 in total......;-)

 

Wouldn't be quite so generous with my second claim as the 8% interest is £1000......

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Hi Keren

Just wanted to offer some moral support.

My claim has been ongoing since April. I know exactly how you feel!!!

Chin up and dont give up the fight. The longer this goes on the greater my resolve to win.

LIP:-) :-) :-) :-)

ABBEY

DPALetter received by bank on 100406.

£10 Cheque cashed by shABBEY on 200406.

14 statements received between 8-10 0506.

40 day limit reached on 19/5/06.

LBA sent special delivery on 20/5/06

7 days up on the 270506 for the LBA

Prelim approach for repayment for an estimated amt sent. 14 days up on the 200606.

DPAorder for NON-Compliance served 220606. Expires 060706

Final LBA sent, 14 days will be up on the 060706.

Defence from shABBEY received for DPANon compliance 050706

Financial claim deemed served to shABBEY on the 220706

AQ for DPANon Compliance handed in to court on 24706

Defence and 50% offer for Financial claim received 140806

AQ for Financial Claim received 170806

AQ for finacial claim handed in 010906

Hearing 4 amended claim 270906

Fast track Allocation 270906

Disclosure ordered 191006

shabbey failed to disclose 191006

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oooh, I'm quite happy to fight on. I'll be the last one standing if need be!

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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NEWS!!!

 

A bit unexpected as well.....

 

claim 1 (£700) Request for stay to be lifted submitted on 9 October. Still with the District Judge

 

However

 

claim 2 (£3800) Request for stay to be lifted submitted 19 October

 

"the hearing of the claimants application for Stay to be Set Aside will take place at 11.30 on the 24 November."

 

I am surprised at this. I expected the stay to either be lifted, or the application to be refused.

 

I paid the standard £35 fee (application without a hearing)

Spoke to the court and apparently the Abbey will have to attend.

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Anybody any thoughts?

 

Has anyone else had to attend a hearing to have a stay removed with the Abbey?

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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bumping bumping for any advice on the stay hearing

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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As neither party requested the stay, and you have applied to have it removed I assume that Abbey have the right to put their point of view to the judge. As they have neither requested the stay or objected to it I assume the court believe they should have a say in the matter.

 

I'm sorry I haven't read all of your thread, but did you use the application to remove a stay in the bank templates library, and include a list of all the cases settled before getting to court from the Litigation Concluded forum. If not then I would take a look as that may give you some ideas for the hearing. You could also point out that previous test cases have failed to reach court due to the banks settling. Plus of course, this is your case and nothing to do with other cases and you have already been waiting for a long time since you first requested payment.

 

Sorry if you have all this, but I hope it helps a bit.

 

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Alliance & Leicester Moneyclaim issued 20/1/07 £225.50 full settlement received 29 January 2007

Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

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Hi Caro - yes, I used the template letter. I listed all the Abbey concluded cases as part of the submission with the N244.

 

I have definitely been waiting a long time.......the daily interest is now worth having!!!

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Then just make sure you are up to speed with all the arguments in it. I suggest that you take a good look at the cases they have settled to see if you can find similar ones to yours. Look at any where Abbey have ended up in court (was Whizzkid Abbey?) to see what strokes they might try to pull so you can be ready to counter them. Also make sure the list of concluded Abbey cases is up to date when you go to court, and perhaps look at how long it has been before payment.

 

I am sure there must be other things too. Look in the forum libraries and see if there is anything useful there you can draw on. There is something on preparing for court and there are loads of documents so have a good look through.

 

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Alliance & Leicester Moneyclaim issued 20/1/07 £225.50 full settlement received 29 January 2007

Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

:p

 

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Hi Karen,

 

I had to attend a hearing for my stay removal application too, although it was'nt against Abbey, it was Lloyds. In my case, although they were obliged to attend, Lloyds did'nt actually show up in the end. Instead they just sent a letter apologising for their non-attendance and stating that they had no objections to the stay being lifted 'in that particular case'. That just left the judge to convince, which in truth was'nt that hard. I think he'd pretty much made his mind up beforehand from the written application, but in any case he agreed and the stay got lifted.:-)

 

Although it's against a different bank, I would be very surprised if something simular did'nt happen at your hearing. Its hard to see how Abbey could have any reasonable grounds for objecting to the lifting of the stay and I doubt they will even attempt to object to it. Especially in light of the contents of the application you have submitted (assumeing you used the template) - if they were to object they would have to have a very convincing and genuine reason, or it would just re-inforce your contentions of their stalling and abusive practises.

 

Application hearings are certainly nothing to worry about anyway, even if Abbey did turn up. It'll actually be a good introduction to the small claims court and the good thing is that there's no real pressure on you - nothing can really be won or lost on that day, the worst thing that can happen is that you don't get the stay removed. You'll find that the hearing is very informal and it is held in nothing more than an office type room.

 

I've got a script I prepared for my hearing, which your welcome to take bits from or use however you like. Its based around the most important bits of the application from the templates, but cut down to be about 10 minutes worth, which is how long I was allowed for my hearing. Let me know if you think it might be of use to you and I'll post it up.

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Hello Gary - that would be incredibly useful for me if you could post it up.

Thankyou.

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Here you go Karen;

 

APPLICATION HEARING FOR STAY REMOVAL

 

I don’t feel there is a great deal I can add to my written part C application, but I will now attempt to summarise the most important points.

Firstly, I wish to make clear that I can fully understand the will of the court to see this matter resolved once and for all by way of a test case and I also realise that the courts recourses must be being stretched by this current flood of litigation relating to bank penalty charges. I also understand the reasoning behind the decision to order stays to all similar cases while the issue is sought to be resolved. However, I do not believe that the stay ordered to this case will be of any actual benefit to anyone apart from the defendant. Therefore, I believe that the stay ordered to this case should be removed on the following grounds.

1) This Stay was imposed to await the result of the cases due to proceed to a higher court as test cases, but based upon the pattern formed by the cases brought so far, I believe that it is perfectly reasonable to suggest that these cases, or in fact any test case, will NEVER actually be heard.

Since the start of this year, there have been at least 500 cases brought by bank customers seeking to reclaim punitive charges levied by the banks (there's a list of settled cases around somewhere in the general forum - it would be useful to print it off and take it with you). In every single one of these cases so far, the banks have chosen to settle the claims without liability before a hearing could take place. Each and every one of these cases presents an opportunity for the issue of the banks charges to be settled once and for all. The banks have almost limitless legal resources available to them and if they were to lose a case, they have the capability to be able to appeal and continue the case up through the court hierarchy, thereby establishing case law.

Even more significantly perhaps, as the court is aware there have recently been a number of cases transferred to a higher court to proceed as test cases.

The fact is that EACH and every one of these intended test cases have been settled by the defendant banks before any trial could actually take place.

The defendants in this case themselves settled a case back in July - ‘Elliot -v- Lloyds TSB’ - which was due to proceed to the Mercantile Court as a test case.

More recently, the court may not yet be aware that the latest group of test cases due to be heard have also begun to be settled by the banks concerned, one of them being ‘Williams -v- Barclays Bank’, and at least one other involving the defendant in this case. It is assumed that these cases were the reason for a stay to be ordered in the first place, and as such, it is respectfully submitted that upon the court receiving confirmation that these cases are no longer to proceed, there will be no longer be grounds for a stay in the instant case.

Further, it is my belief that unless a test case can somehow be forced to trial, the banks including the defendant in this case, will never allow one to be heard.

2) I believe that the defendant’s litigation strategy is abusive of the courts resources, and that the stay ordered to this case will only serve to benefit the defendant.

Since first requesting a refund of penalty charges from Lloyds TSB, my communication to the bank and now their solicitors have been met with outright refusals to discuss the matter on any meaningful level, and they have always insisted their charges are fair and lawful. As such, I felt I had no choice but to proceed with legal action to recover the charges which I firmly believe were taken contrary to UK law.

Since initiating the claim in June this year, every single stage of the process has been delayed by brinksmanship from the other side. For instance, they filed a defence on the last possible day available to them and filed their A/Q over a week late. I am aware of over 25 cases involving the defendant where this pattern has been followed almost identically. It is my opinion therefore, and I think it a perfectly reasonable inference to draw, that this is a pre-meditated strategy designed to wear out and intimidate the claimants, whom they know will more than likely be acting in person and not accustomed to the court process.

This supposition is further re-enforced by the fact that Lloyds have gone on to settle every single one of the claims so far after a court date has been allocated. I firmly believe that the defendant has no intention of going to a hearing in this or any other case, and further, that they are merely using the justice system as a publicly funded means of intimidating their customers and dissuading them from pursuing a legitimate right.

It is submitted that this is abusive of the justice system and of the public resource.

I believe that a stay in this case supports this strategy.

3) Also, please bear in mind the fact that I am a litigant in person and the defendant is a multi-national company with an annual turnover of billions.

The sum claimed is insignificant to the bank, but it is highly significant to me.

This stay prevents me recovering my money, which I contend was taken unlawfully, but the defendant bank remains at liberty to continue levying its charges, plus interest on debt comprised of those charges. I believe that the order of the court has the effect of favouring a powerful and well resourced institution and does not place any restriction on their continued application of penalties which I say are unlawful.

4) Additionally, I would like to add that I believe that this case contains no complicated issues of law, only issues of fact. The common law relating to contractual penalties is settled law since the late 1800’s and has been re-enforced as recently as the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.

The main crux upon which this case, and others like it, rests upon is wither or not the banks penalty charges are a true representation of the loss incurred as a result of the breach on the part of the claimant. As such, I firmly believe that this litigation could be expediently concluded if only the banks would be open and transparent with regard to the true costs and mechanisms of their charging systems. As I rely upon the bank as my fiduciary it is clear they have a duty to act in utmost good faith and in a straightforward manner in relation to their conduct of their contract with me.

Bearing that in mind, in the event that the court accedes to my request and sets aside this stay, I respectfully request that the case be allocated to the small claims track and that the defendant be ordered to make standard disclosure. I would suggest that this would assist greatly in bringing this case and others similar to a swift and just conclusion.

 

Use as much or as little as you like. Obviously you'll need to change the bits that refer to Lloyds, but the issues are exactly the same other than that. Also, I arranged this as a 'script' mainly becouse I was worried (unnecessarily in the end) that I might be nervous and forget bits if just used notes. It would come over better perhaps if you come away from the script at times or perhaps even just used prompt notes, but thats up to you. In any case, make sure you edit it to suit - change bits, add bits in, take bits out, etc as you feel appropriate, so that it personalises it a bit and so you feel comfortable with what you are saying and how you are saying it. I practised reading it out loud to my O/H a few times the day before, which was useful.

 

Anyway, good luck, and let me know how you get on.

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That's excellent - many thanks :)

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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i'm getting ready for court on Friday for the hearing to see if the stay on my Claim 2 will be lifted.

 

I've had news today that the stay on claim 1 has been lifted and there is a hearing on 22 Feb.

 

The order says

 

A hearing has been ordered for 22 February 2007.

 

It is ordered that

 

1. This case be listed for hearing on Thursday 22 February 2007 at 10.00am

 

2. It will be listed with all other outstanding claims for refund of bank charges etc (it says etc - bit vague!!!)

 

3. The parties shall file and serve witness statements with copies of all relevant documents annexed by 4.00pm on 7 February 2007

 

4. The judge will use his case management powers to decide in each case whether to make any agreed order, give directions for the further conduct of the case or to procedd there and then with the hearing

 

5. It is likely that any case seriously conducted will be given directions and a later hearing date

 

6. It is probable that the judge will deal with cases in batches where there is more than one case against a particular defendant

 

7. If a party fails to attend the judge may strike out the claim or defence as he sees fit and enter judgement acordingly

 

 

 

It'll be a busy day for me.........my citicards hearing is also in that batch on the same day, same time. It wouldn't surprise me if the stay was lifted on Friday and Claim 1 also be lumped in with all the others on 22 Feb .

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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Well, I'm in court tomorrow for the hearing for the stay to be lifted on my claim.

 

I've got everything together, I've not heard anything from the Abbey so I guess they will either attend or send a letter to the Judge?

 

Hopefully can get the stay lifted, and I am going to see if I can get an early court date.

Abbey - Claim 1

full hearing 22 Feb 07 - Settled in full £710 :D

Abbey (Claim 2)

full hearing 22 Feb 07- Settled in full £4000 :D

Abbey (Claim 3)

Court date 27 June -

Capital One (claim 1)

£467 Settled in full 20 Sep :D

Capital One (claim 2)

£72 refunded 19 Aug :-D

Associates (Citicards)

claim 8 Aug/judgment by default 30 Aug/set aside hearing 9 Oct/Stay denied, ordered by Judge to reveal breakdown of charges andfull hearing 24 May/FULL DISCLOSURE ORDERED BY 8 MARCH/JUDGE TO STRIKE OUT DEFENCE AS NON-COMPLIANCE/DEFENCE STRUCK OUT PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED IN 14 DAYS

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