Notice of Allocation
Fail to read this document at your peril. This is a standard form with the instructions from the court but a few people don't read it. It's a list of simple requests from the court - but these you must follow. So don't fail at this stage by not reading it through.
This form will be sent when the Procedural Judge has a) allocated a date for the hearing b) allocated a court which should be the one nearest to you and c) has put in any instructions on what paperwork the court requires and most important of all - when the papers have to be with the court.
If you fail to follow the instructions in this Notice you are at a risk of having your defence cancelled and the case awarded against you. You MUST follow the instructions contained in it.
Note the Directions here
This is where a lot of people go wrong. If you look at paragraph 6 here, there is a clear instruction to send your papers - a Witness Statement and supporting information - to the Court and the other side 14 days prior to the Hearing date. It's not clear to most people but it is very important.
If you do not send papers to the other side by this date, the judge can refuse to allow these to be used. So it is a significant disadvantage to you if you fail this step,.