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Requesting a case be set aside

Requesting a case be set aside

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  • Advice

    You may be able to cancel a CCJ if you meet specific criteria. To do this, you will need to complete an N244 form which is available online. There is a time restriction, so filling out and submitting the form should be completed as quickly as possible. There are a few options if there's a real chance that your creditor may re-apply for another CCJ. You can either work towards implementing a viable repayment scheme or begin preparation for your defence, whichever is most appropriate. 

    Setting aside a CCJ, however, is usually only applicable if you were unaware of the CCJ. (For example, creditors sent the claim form to an old address), or you have a genuine argument against the CCJ. (For instance, you have already paid off the debt).


    There is a charge to set aside a CCJ in court. If you are on a low income, you may be able to do this for free or have the costs reduced. However, this would have to be completed through an EX160A form.


    More generally, however, you will need an exceptional reason to set aside a CCJ. 


    How we can help

    Sometimes these forms can be confusing and we strongly suggest that rather than try and “muddle through” your best course of action would be to try and get them correct. Rather than commission ourselves initially we would simply suggest that you ask court staff, their advice is usually excellent, and free. Lestons can assist in filling in the form, to gain our assistance you need to open a case, this is done by simply clicking on the link at the top of the page, you will then need to deposit a sum equal to one hour’s usage, upon receipt of these funds you will be assigned your personal caseworker who will telephone you to discuss the matter and make suggestions on how to proceed.


    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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