We received instructions to assist a client at short notice to set aside a default judgment which had been given against them in the Magistrates Court. There was a hearing listed for the next Friday morning at 11.00am.
The client had done a reasonable job, but there were some holes which we were able to fill. In particular, we worked out that the reason for not receiving the summons in the first place was an unfortunately timed change of registered office. By phone calls and e-mails with the solicitor in Victoria, we were able to convince the solicitors that they should sign a minute of consent orders setting aside the default notice, avoiding the court appearance and a lot of extra legal costs, and we may yet persuade the claimant that it has no claim at all against our client.
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