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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Could you please explain the situation a little more?
Yes off course
my mother suffers from dementia and she was ordered to pay the costs of and occasioned by the applications dated 9th june (to appoint a single joint expert in the field of and dated 20 may 2014 to exclude the evidence of Richard Caplan
in the circumstances and in view of the fact that the final hearing may be many months away the judge takes the view that the costs ordered to be paid by the respondent should be assessed by the judge and should not await the county court proceedings
in order to progress matters the applicant is to file with tribunal and serve on the respondent a schedule of costs in form N260 dealing only with the costs
the respondent (My Mother) may then raise such objections or make such representations as she deems appropriate by 15th Oct
Judge will thereafter assess the costs without a further hearing
So you want to object to the costs, is that right?
Ok. Can you upload the schedule of costs here using the paperclip icon?
it consists of two sheets
Can you upload each page individually?
Was it in Court or Land Tribunal? If Tribunal where?
land tribunal in london
The rate they claiming is ok.
However the hours are excessive
They are claiming 15 hours plus a cost of £400 for hearing
I assume they were represented so Counsels fee is not detailed as it does not say who was there
If Counsel was there then they can not claim for attendence at hearing of 7 hours
That is excessive as that attendance was not necessary if represented
Overall the time spent of 15 hours is too much and no breakdown on work done on documents as per the new form N260
I paid to our council 26K in fees
i meant the solicitor and council
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
That is what I am saying, its excessive
They are claiming for Counsel and attendance when not required
there is no breakdown on work done on documents as required by the rules
These are your arguments
Can I clarify anything for you?
can i claim the costs that I paid to my solicitor
If you lost then no
It looks like you were ordered to pay costs so I assume you lost
I have not lost the case is being transferred to county court
Ok - then the final Judge can award costs for you
the fees are not because we have lost but some other legalities
Ok - if it is being transferred you can ask the Court for costs
But if you lost the case generally then your costs are not recoverable
can you recommend a solicitor to follow on this case
You can find one hereL
You can get one in your local area
Does that help?
the judge has given me the opportunity to object to costs but I need to know how to do this
Ok - can you not see the basis of objections above?
yes it was good I also have one in my mind but not able to bring it on paper
Ok - then you may need a Solicitor to represent you
yes I do but I would like a solicitor who knows his work well
Yes of course.
But visit the link I gave you:
Does that help
I will try would you like to take it on
Sadly it is against site rules for us to be instructed. I would have liked to have helped.
would you recommend some one
If you go to the link:
You can find a local one that specialise in these matters for you
thank you I will do this
Great. Can I clarify anything else for you?
I will be writing a letter of objection to the Judge can you check it for me
Can I help with anything else today for you?
not today as soon as I have finished the letter I will get in touch
How should I write the letter can you give me instructions
You just need to write and set out your objections as I have outlined above
Can you see that:
Ok I will do this and get back to you with my letter
I will disconnect for now Regards Razia
That is what you need to put
do i need to put in the letter that my mother is in this position because of these unscrupulous litigation
do i give any details of the case
You can if you wish
Does that help you today?
I have finished with the letter can you please check it for me
Yes can you upload it here?
Hi I have upload the letter can you check it and if you think I should amend it please let me know I like you to look at it as if you was a Judge
Page 2 as well
Yes that is all fine.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
no I will try with this and let you know of the out
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