Clare, it all started with one firm of solicitors, who done absolutely nothing for me. They were not interested in getting my children back but wanted to charge me £50k for my divorce. I then went to another firm of solicitors who were recommended to me by a friend. They in turn have not done anything for me either. I had an independent witness who saw my husband kick off and threatened staff in the witness's shoe. I got in touch with man and we emailed each other, discussing what happened.
This was a very small part of my response to say that my husband was a violent and dangerous man to a 'Fact Finding Hearing' that was going to happen. The new solicitors refused to get in touch with this vital witness. Now there is no 'Fact Finding Hearing!' I gave my solicitors evidence that my husband went onto the local social media with the nom de plume, The 'Punisher', where he stated among other, racist, homophobic, threatening and bullying posts, that he was 'psychotic when pushed' he also bragged in a post that he had kicked off in my witnesses shop! All this, amongst lots of other evidence that I have got is being hushed up and swept under the carpet.
No, I am not dealing with the head of the firm, but with a clerk who is on the whole, ignoring my requests. When I went to these solicitors in March of this year I gave them a list of questions that I wanted answering and I still have not got the answers to those queries! I strongly feel that I am being fobbed off. I am told that the head of the firm is on a long and important case. Which leads me to believe that these solicitors are ignoring the fact that my case is not important and that does not give me much confidence in them.
My husband gives me £750 per month reduced from £4000 per month when we were together. That was not being generous but to stop me getting Legal Aid. He also is paying my solicitors their fees and when I want something important done that would affect my husband, the solicitors, tell me that my husband would not pay for that request etc!
The original young solicitor from the first firm that I dispensed with is now working for my husbands firm of solicitors. I know I've been turned over by these people, but what can I do in this small parochial community?!