Sunday, January 27, 2008

More problems at the county court

I have written in the past about problems with the courts. That was about a court order having the wrong court details. In the past few weeks I have had, not only a further instance of the court / order mixup, but two very serious errors in the text of orders sent out to me.

One, which was an order relating to an Employment Tribunal award, actually gave us, the solicitors, as the defendants and not the real defendants! God knows what training the clerk who did it was given. To do them justice the court amended it pretty swiftly once we had pointed out the error (I wrote them a stern letter). Hopefully it will not affect our credit rating.

The other mistake was saying in an order for possession that the order was made under discretionary grounds when it had actually been made under mandatory grounds. A copy of Counsels’ endorsed backsheet soon sorted that out, but it just goes to show that you have to be really careful.

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