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    • Bas1989
    • By Bas1989 10th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
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    Please help CCJ!
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    • 10th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
    Please help CCJ! 10th Sep 17 at 8:54 PM
    I have received a CCJ this week in the post from Northampton court from lowell, for what I think is a very account for £900.

    The account was in my name but was not used by me, was used and controlled by my ex partner who was extremely abusive and violent towards me. I left this partner two years ago and have an injunction against him and custody of my child. Due to the nature of the abuse I suffered, I have suffered with extreme mental health issues, I am on strong antidepressants and receiving therapy. Sounds silly but I have a really bad fear of opening mail.

    So my mail has been getting managed by my family. My uncle promised me he had sent a defence for this CCJ but I don't think this was the case.

    My question is, if I send a letter now do I have any chance in setting the CCJ aside or is it too late?!
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    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 10th Sep 17, 11:17 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 11:17 PM
    You can see whether your uncle sent in a defence. If it says in the top left hand corner 'judgement by default' he did not

    In order to set aside a ccj you need:

    a reason why you did not respond to the claim
    to act promptly
    a defence with a reasonable prospect of success

    you would apply on an n244. Good luck

    https://www.nationaldebtline.org/EW/factsheets/Pages/howtosetasideacountycourtjudgment/settingasideaccj.aspx
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:36 AM
    Hi Bas1989

    I’m sorry to hear what has happened. Fatbelly is exactly right in his summary of the set aside. If you decide to go down this route I would also advise you to seek legal advice as you can incur further costs if your set aside, or subsequent defence, are not successful.

    If you admit to taking out the catalogue but only due to the abuse from ex partner this is called ‘undue influence’. It’s a complicated area and you would need advice from someone legally trained on your chances of success at court. You can look online for possible free legal advice, google Law Centres and Law Clinics. Good luck.

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    • By sourcrates 11th Sep 17, 11:29 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 11:29 AM
    Lots of help, information, and legal advice available here, including details of the set aside procedure, the site is run by two solicitors, :

    http://legalbeagles.info/forums/forumdisplay.php?105-Received-a-Court-Claim
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