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1. At the outset, two months "writing" or drafting a claim is excessive. It should be prepared within two weeks. Accordingly, you should approach the solicitor concerned and inform them that you will want your money back and you will take your file to a different solicitor unless you get the proceedings drafted and issued within 7 days. A 7 day turnaround time is common for any efficient family law solicitor. Here I am afraid this solicitor got paid too early in the day and now does not feel s/he has to work to earn their money. So in future, keep a bit of the carrot in reserve and don't pay all your money up front, without first seeing work done!
I contacted the solicitors and I gave them 7 days notice.
They didn't reply anything.
Then I asked for my money back and my documents back.
They just ignored me.
Now I contacted a different lawyer to help me get my documents and money back.
I am just wondering can I ask for additional money from the first solicitors for the troubles the caused me?