My café and flat above was badly fire damaged 03/5/2011, I was under insured which meant that I had to employ the cheapest builder I could find. I believe the court hearing will be October, meanwhile my Solicitor has put in a "part 36 offer which is expected to be declined. My builder is dragging his heels expecting me to declare that I have no money to go on. I have a right to claim but because of my financial situation am going to lose by default. If not legal aid, there must be help for people in my position.My livelihood and home are in tatters because of this builder. Correction. My builder walked off site in Feb 2013.
Ok - what is it you would like to know from me please?
there must be thousands of people in a similar position to myself who, a few years ago would have qualified for legal aid.If not legal aid, is there any help for people in my position? Is there a law firm who will work on a no win no fee basis? or did the government set up a scheme to replace the desperately needed legal aid? or are we as the government says, just another casualty?
There is sadly no help unless you can go to the Bar Pro Bono unit
But if you are not entitled to legal aid you either have to do it yourself or try the Bar
I am sorry but there is no other option and this really is not the answer I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?