two principle reasons - ongoing hospital and doctors appointments and ill health associated with it.
Plus immediate resopnse of a solicitor appointed for 2 specific reasons -
1] to move the case to Bristol because I was convinced that with the Barrister and Judge[s] there that I would not get an unbiased trial.
2] to enable a delay to allow for my worsening medical conditions to be resolved - which their Barrister persuaded a judge in Cambridge were not real despite notes from my GP.
When the case collapsed with little help from an appointed barrister - who instead of questioning the claimants when prompted - said "the Judge will have read the papers" - they were by this time about 1 1/2 inches thick.
He advised I understand the solicitors acting for me - there is no point in appealing.
I asked questions about the proceedure and why key documents that I had referred to in my evidence were not available in the bundle produced by the Claimants first to me on the morning of the case - but they refused to answer the questions until this year after I had refused to pay the balance of their charges and their internal "complaints" proceedure had been completed.
It became increasingly obvious that they had failed in their duty - they did not request a moving of the case to Bristol "because it might upset the court".
and so on and on.
Basically I was Ill and attending both doctors and hospital appointement in the runup to an opreration and the solicitors groupacting for me siad no point - whereas they may have been covereing their own failings in their duty to me.
The solicitor that dealt with this for me left very shortly afterwards to take up a career as a Baker !!!!