yes i have a solicitor who has been supposedly dealing with a case for nearly 12 months but it has come to light recently that we have been fobbed off all this time and our court case is on 7th August .
so do we find another solicitor and inform the court to get the case delayed or another option .
Whatis your interest in this? Why have you not written to the SRA?
Why isthis only becoming a problem now, one week before the hearing?
Do youwant to know about the hearing and the repossession or how to deal with thesolicitors?
Whyhasn't the person simply got another solicitor?
Whatis your interest in this? Why have you not written to the SRA? I am a friend of the client and we have been trying to phone the SRA but get no joy plus we only found out about this problem approx 8 days ago
Whatexcuses? he told us he has replied to other side and he has not . also in email he siad he has instructed a barrister and he has not.Also we have list of non reciept of mail and calls from opposing legal team.
Found out approx 8 days ago.
Do youwant to know about the hearing and the repossession or how to deal with thesolicitors? just need to know if we are legally ok to instruct another solicitor and can we contact the court to get a delay .
Whyhasn't the person simply got another solicitor? we found out approx 8 days ago.
I still don't knowyour interest because initially you said you had a client, but now you say youare a friend of the client.
If you are a friendof the client and whilst you can write letters for the client, this must bedealt with by the client because you have no standing with the solicitor or theSRA
I have always foundthe SRA to be extremely efficient in the extreme although they would notnormally deal with something within eight days. Essential put everything inwriting because they will not usually consider a complaint over the telephone.
If the client needstime to seek further representation, they have left it extremely late to applyto court for an adjournment.
There is nothing tostop them instructing another solicitor although it is extremely late in theday for that solicitor to get the file and to appraise themselves of thesituation.
My suggestion wouldbe for the client (not you because you have no standing), in view of thetimescale, to ring the complaints partner at the firm of solicitors or to ringthe senior partner and tell them that this is a very serious complaint and thatif you do not get to speak to one of those partners today, the next telephonecall will be to the SRA because not only is there a complaint with regard toservice, there is also a potential indemnity claim.
Meanwhile, if theclient has no experience of court work, the client really needs to instructanother solicitor. I don't know what the basis is for opposing therepossession. I do not know whether the client owes money or any of thecircumstances so it is very difficult to expand my answer in that respect butyour question appears to be how to do with the solicitor rather than therepossession.
Can I assistfurther or answer any specific questions?