We at Tilly Bailey & Irvine agreed to defend the application on his behalf. We were able to demonstrate that the errors made were on the part of the Claimant’s former solicitors, and not in fact inconsistencies in the Claimant’s version of events, and certainly not dishonesty on his part. Despite such evidence being provided to the Defendant’s solicitors, they went ahead with the application. Fortunately, the Judge at the hearing found in the Claimant’s favour and dismissed the Defendant’s application, effectively clearing the Claimant of any wrongdoing, which was obviously a huge relief to him.
Whilst we obviously do not condone anybody exaggerating or misrepresenting their claim in any way, it seems that the Defendant representatives are using any inconsistencies and errors to try to raise this Defence. If a Claimant has proper professional representation and advice from the outset, they are much less likely to face such problems.