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Bascially, where do I stand in terms of time taken to respond to appeal? Being it was almost 8 months ago - with no notifications from Lawyer or Courts.
My service from my lawyer I was extremely unhappy with, is there anything I can do regarding this?
I have only just received a letter from DVLA saying that I am now disqualified and to send in my licence. I attended no appeal, all paperwork was sent to the Magistrates by my lawyer. I only ever received receipt of paperwork sent by the Justice of the Peace.
I never heard from anyone since the appeal was lodged. DVLA returned my licence and told me my disqualification was suspended pending appeal, and my lawyer said I could drive pending appeal. I never attended any appeal, but paid a further £700 for the appeal, never heard anything, untill DVLA sent this letter today, 8 months down the line. I called my lawyers office today, to be told, he had since left the company & they are going to call the court tomorrow.
I attended an exceptional hardship which was not granted. Immediatly, my lawyer told me he appealed the decision. I received a phone call the next day which allowed me to drive pending appeal. This is as much information as I have ever received from the date that the exceptional hardship was not granted (18/7/13)
I heard or attended NOTHING in this time. Had no correspondence or attendance anywhere, but did pay an additional £700 for the appeal.
Today, 3/3/14 I receive a letter from DVLA dated 26/2/14 that I was disqualified from driving. The court date on the letter from DVLA reads 18/7/13.
This is as much as I know.