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computer melt down need more time.

Postby Earl » Wed May 24, 2017 4:49 pm

Next week I have to file directions questionnaire and my reply to the defence.
Computer malfunctioned so I lost a week in prep. If the other side agrees is this just a letter to the court manager that parties agree to a weeks delay in filing, or is it an
application and a consent order.
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Re: computer melt down need more time.

Postby atticus » Wed May 24, 2017 4:59 pm

You should file the questionnaire on time. You should not need a computer. A pen will do just as well.
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Re: computer melt down need more time.

Postby atticus » Wed May 24, 2017 8:36 pm

If you really need more time for the Reply, then apply. Make your application before the deadline. Make a proper application with the right fee, not some non-application like a letter.
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Re: computer melt down need more time.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu May 25, 2017 9:44 am

There is a general policy in HMCTS to declare things out of time if they can find any possible excuse to do so.
As I recall, this direction comes from a formal instruction from the top of the service.
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Re: computer melt down need more time.

Postby dls » Thu May 25, 2017 12:02 pm

If it is out of time, it is out of time.

It is right that if there are rules they should be complied with.
The Court Service has that responsibility.
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Re: computer melt down need more time.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu May 25, 2017 12:29 pm

dls wrote:If it is out of time, it is out of time...


It is not always that simple. I must have told you the time I submitted the papers 192 days before the deadline, and had it declared out of time.
Also the time where they deleted the judgment but still held that it existed for the purpose of the time limit.
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Re: computer melt down need more time.

Postby atticus » Thu May 25, 2017 1:32 pm

Let us not confuse the OP's issue with your war stories of a case to which the Civil Procedure Rules did not apply.
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