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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Have you not paid the Solicitor fees please?
They are not paid in full, £5 k has been paid but they settled my case for £15 k county court with my permission then a Tomlin Order stating reasonable costs BUT in a letter disclosed yeasterday after 4 years for the first time !!! it appears WITHOUT MY AUTHORITY agrered to pay high court costs to the other side. Here in NI CASE LAW SAYS COUNTY cOURT AWARD MEANS COUNTY COURT COSTS, despite being initiated in the high court and i asked this woman to make a remittal application and she said the judges!!! did n't allow it!!!
Now my solicitor after I complained, passed this to another partner in the same firm and all their letters to me are headed WITHOUT PREJUDICE
MY SOLICITOR'S FIRM NOW HEAD ALL COMMUNICATION TO ME
Have you complained to the Regulator please?
I COMPLAINED TO HER!!!
After I did this she passed the matter to another partner in the firm who knows nothing about the case (except what she tells him?) she needs to answer
I complained to her
now all communications are headed WITHOUT PREJUDICE
Now I am being gagged they say
I am being gagged
Not allowed to tell anyone without their express consent
Not allowed to show their letters without their express consent
Not allowed to tell the Taxing Master at the Hearing anything
Not allowed to show communications to a new solicitor
This correspondence is NOT to be disclosed to any other party without our express written authority
She refused to swear the affidavit for the Summons to come off record
Have you complained to the Regulator though? They regulate lawyers etc
I cannnot find your answer!!!HELP!!!
I asked, have you complained to the Solicitors Regulator?
You need to do that.
The offer a free and independent service
If there has been a breach of the rules then they can prosecute the lawyers involved.
That is what you need to do and they will intervene if necessary.
Well you need to complain to the Regulator as the internal complaint has not resolved itself.
The procedure is set out here:
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Their details are:
The Law Society of Northern Ireland96 Victoria StreetBelfastBT 1 3GN
Or telephoning - 028 9023 1614
SHE HAS NOT COME BACK TO SAY SHE WON'T CLEAN UP THE MESS SHE CAUSED
HOW LONG HAS SHE GOT TO COME BACK TO ME WITH AN ANSWER TO MY COMPLAINT
Yes. Which is why you need to complain to the Law Society.
THIS IS A DISGRACE
I agree, it is.
But if they have behaved badly the Regulator can take action for you
Can they gag me?
As long as what you are saying is true, then you are ok
can they sue me for slander if i show their without prejudice letters?
No, not at all
Can they sue me for libel if i show their Without prejudice letters to the Judge?
But dont go round calling them thieves etc, then you can be sued.
You can show letters to the Judge
Can they sue me for slander if at the hearing I tell the judge what they did?
Can I clarify anything else for you?
But please read - http://www.lawsoc-ni.org/making-a-complaint/complaints-procedure/
No - they can't sue for slander if you told the Judge what they did
this correspondence is NOT to be disclosed to any other party without our express written consent
All thier communications since the Taxing master informed me what they did has been WITHOUT PREJUDICE
they say i cannot show the WITHOUT PREJUDICE COMMUNICATIONS TO anyone
Yes but you can disclose it. Their consent is not needed.
I am very frightened
Yes I understand
Please answer my questions about me being gagged by them in my opinion
They don't allow mw to tell the judge or anyone else
Are you getting the information I sent to you on this?
I am being bullied in my opinion into not being allowed by them to show their communications
is this legal?
They can not gag you.
are my human rights not being violated?
They can not stop you speaking to the Judge
Article 6 right to a fiar hearing
They can not stop you showing communications
Am I not being severely prejudiced?
Can i tell the show and show him their letters?
Yes you are. This is why you need to complain to the Law Society.
What about the Tomlin Order?
Can they sue me for libel or for slander
No, they can't sue you for Slander or libel
Can i proceed to show their letters and mine to the judge
I want to send their letters vin the post today
their letters are marked WITHOUT PREJUDICE
EVER SINCE i COMPLAINED THEY SEND LETTERS MARKED without prejudice
Yes you can do that. Even the letters with are without prejudice
Can she refuse to swear the affidavit and not appear on Monday to be cross-examined?
They have left me as a litigant-in-person now
The law society cannot help me in time before Monday next
Yes they can refuse to attend. You would need a summons for that.
But sadly all I can suggest is go to the Law Society
You can ask the Judge for an adjournment BUT you need to show the Law Society complaint has been LODGED
The law society will not help in time - monday next !!!
HELP !!! I AM BEING BULLIED
Yes but did you see what I wrote above?
ITS VERY FRIGHTENING
I can not do the work for you. I can not represent you - this is a question and answer site.
I can only tell you what to do
I AM VERY AFRAID
You need to;
1) Lodge a formal complaint with the law society
2) Ask the court for an adjourment and show them the law society complained has been lodged
Can they be made to stay on record until the internal complaint is sorted out?
No. The Solicitors can apply to come off. You can oppose it, but the court can't make them act
Can i send their letters to the Judge today in the post?
Yes you can. But you MUST MUST MUST complain to the Law Society today
How can i instruct a new solicitor if i am not allowed to show their letters or tell what went on? This is farsical
You can show your OWN new Solicitor the letters
Please answer my questions, if you cannot pasmeone else who can? Help!!!
What about the Judge for the HEARING ON MONDAY!!!
CAN I SHOW THE jUDGE?
I can not see additional questions. Perhaps you can number them and I can answer each one
Yes you can show the Jiudge
can i show the judge?
The Judge can adjourn the hearing Monday
can i send them in the post to the judge?
Yes you can show the Judge
can I send them to the law society/regulator when complaining?
Yes you can
can i show them to the judge, if you don't know, does someone else know the answer please?
Yes you can show them to the Judge
so i will send their WITHOUT PREJUDICE LETTERS IN POST TO THE JUDGE TODAY
1) You can show them to the Judge
2) You can show them to the Regulator.
THANK YOU WILL SEND JUDGE WITHOUT PREJUDICE LETTERS TODAY
OK - Can I clarify anything else for you today?
So they cannot gag me !!! i can show their without prejudice letters and tell the judge what they did
I am left as a litigant-in-person
Its very scary what they have doen on me
I'm very frightened
Can i refuse to accept his sworn affidavit on Monday and make her swear her's and attend the hearing then to answer questions by the judge
She doesn't want to come on Monday 'cos the judge will ask her if she had my authority to agree to pay high court costs
tomlin order says reasonable costs
How can tomlin order say reasonable costs and she settle for high court costs without my authority
How can she settle my case without authority
He says if I sign a form agreeing they were not professionally negligent they will continue to act for me?
He wants me to sign he and barrister were not professionally negligent?
I have been bombarded with
without prejudice letters
asking me to agree to sign?
Been bombarded with letters asking me to sign from him for her
Being put under tremendous pressure to sign away m
they want me to sign away my rights
You dont need to sign anyway anything
Dont sign anything
He is being REALLY NASTY !!
She is being REALLY NASTY
HE IS BEING REALLY NASTY
They said they are the biggest firm
I feel very intimidated
they say they are the biggest firm
they say they will drag this on for years
they say i will NOT have the money to fight them
this is all very scary to me
Yes I understand. Complain to the Law Society
You send it all to the Judge and the Law Society
Does that help?