I am helping my father defend a case where the Claimants have failed to pay the court fee on time (a week ago) and the matter should have been struck out according to the hearing letter received. Despite pointing this out to the court by telephone the case is still listed and the court are saying we still need to attend. I really do not want to take time off work if the hearing will not ultimately take place but the court staff don't seem to be bothered. Any advice as to what I can do?
Also can we claim reasonable costs for all the time we have spent on this matter?
Any advice gratefully accepted.