Abuse of Court Process - time extension + costs?
A Claimant deliberately served an N244 on me whilst I was on holiday, knowing full well I was on holiday.
When I returned I was on the last day to file acknowledgement of claim. I have CPR'd the Claimant as no documents have been supplied despite them being mentioned in particulars of claim.
The CPR has to be replied to by the last day of when I can file a defence so I will not have time to digest their paperwork.
If I apply on an N244 for an extension is there any chance that I can get the Claimant to pay for the filing of this N244 as they have abused the court process by submitting a claim whilst I was on holiday and have hindered me in supplying a defence OR do I just submit an embarrassed defence citing lack of time due to the unreasonable behaviour of the claimant?
thank you, Lisa