Do you think that you have a good defence? If you have a good chance of winning, then a solicitor may agree to take your case on on the basis that their fees (or most of them) will be paid by the other side if you win.
If you do not think that you have a good case, then I wonder why you are considering proceeding to defend it in the High Court. If you lose, you will be fixed with the costs of the plaintiff's defence.
You should consult with a solicitor (or two) about it. Even if you have to pay a bit for the consultation, it will help you to decide how to proceed - whether to proceed to defend the case, or to settle it now altogether.
You say that the amount involved in the case is trivial. If that is the case, then you may be well advised to pay it rather than risk accruing even more losses.
I believe that I have a good defence. I also believed that I had a good defence in the preliminary injunction which was granted against me.
I believe that I have a good defence. I also believed that I had a good defence in the preliminary injunction which was granted against me so I am somewhat nervous about approaching a 'no win no fee' arrangement with a lawyer.
If we do defend it and lose, then we are stuck with the plaintiffs costs. Which will bankrupt us.If we do not defend the case we will probably be stuck with costs
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