a notice is an offer that can not be refused. you can discharge a notice by way of seeking clarification.
if he refuses discussion in the matter he will go in dishonor. they are not set up for discussion, they make all their money if the fighting.
you take the wind right out of their sails just by saying hey i just want to talk i just have questions.
they have tricked you into contracting with them that's why your in court in the first place.
these are private courts for the law society. if you're not a member of the law society you are there voluntary to discuss how much you will pay them.
its a business.
both parties must agree to adjudication.
are you there for statutory charges?
or did you harm someone?, break something?, or use fraud or mischief in contracts?