no I represented myself, because I couldn't afford my solicitors fee of up £1000 which I know was silly
are you still there
I have received nothing from the courts. just a letter from my ex solicitors stating (further to the order of district judge mr. d h morgan we enclose our bill of costs for your attention. ther is then a detailed bill of costs dating back to 2008 for £4228.40
would the actual order come from the court, I don't know what it is
I have sent two e-mails to our solicitor, but as of yet have had no reply, I will send another asking if she has received the court order. I will also phone the court in the morning. should I inform my ex solicitor that I havn't received anything from the court, because it says in the letter that they will charge me interest at 8% if I don't pay. also the judge said if I had problems paying, I was to have a meeting with him to sort payments out, because I am on benefits.
thank you clare. will I be able to speak to you again when I get a copy of the order. I paid £40 how long is it for, or will I have to pay again.
thank yo very much
hi Claire received the court order today. it states that the defendant (that's me) do pay the claimant's costs to be subject to detailed assessment if not agreed. they have also put in form EX160A for me to fill in, if I can't afford to pay costs. is this form just to cover the court costs or does it include her costs also for £4,228.40. thanks
Claire I just phoned the courts and explained that I needed to appeal against her costs, and basically they said that I have to get in touch with her solicitors and I can't just say I don't agree with her costs of £4288.40, I have to say that I don't agree with how many letters she's charging me for, or specific things like that. then it will go back to court with details of her costs, and if we loose I will have more costs on top. Also if we have to pay her costs I have to sit down with her solicitor and discuss my financial situation, I'm on benefits. I cannot sit down with her, as she ripped me to shreds in court, and I don't think I could speak to her. I thought when the judge said I had to pay her costs, I thought it was just the court costs, there is no mention of her solicitors costs on the court order. When the judge dispersed with the filling in of form H, because the costs would be too small ( his words) I don't think he realised that we were going to have a bill spanning over 6 years because she dragged it out for that amount. thanks
how do I appeal the order that I pay costs, do I write to the courts or do I tell her solicitor that, that is the reason I am appealing. sorry to be a nuisance and thank you again for your help.
this has nothing to do with the divorce proceedings. the divorce was finalised on 2004. the only thing left to split was two endowment policies which we agreed verbally to split 50/50 when they matured in 20013, but in 2008 she decided she wanted them both signed over to her, I said that we had agreed to split them. she then dragged it out over 6 years until we finally went to court, and she won.
it was a civil dispute that's all I know sorry
sorry the claim no is 3BG00210
bridgend county court,sitting at, the law courts,sunnyside, bridgend. the judge did say that it shouldn't have gone to this court.
sorry Claire but I cannot get that web page up