Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
1. Firstly, the law costs draftsperson was negligent here in that by waiting six years, he knew the time limit on the bill of costs had expired. This is because there is a six year time limit on any bill of costs in a legal action. Accordingly, this law costs draftsman is engaged in a form of fraud. Every law costs draftsman knows he must act with reasonable expedition as there is a six year time limit within which the costs in a legal action have to be recovered. Otherwise they are statute barred and the litigant or his solicitor cannot recover them. Here there is the added fact that the law costs draftsman knew the company was being dissolved. So he doubly knew the score! Accordingly, I would advise you to see this shyster on his way! I would sue him for negligence for his work done and instead of him seeking money from you, you take money from him. So issue negligence proceedings against him immediately and have him put his insurers on notice of a claim.
He won't answer if he is insured or not?
He issued the proceedings the day that were statute-barred for one case
said the other side in relation to the other case were raising no objection to the case being over the time-limit so its not statute-barred?
But he still took 6 years to draw the bills and they're a mess
and he knew the company was dissolved ansd a gross sum bill would have sufficed which would have taken 5 minutes!!!
Yes,Customer You're right!!!
But should he not have raised ONLY gross sum bills as he KNEW the Company was struck off for previous 8 years and no liquidator !!!
Why would he insist on drawing DETAILED BILLS and take £9,000 to set this p/p bill down to be taxed? Why?
Yes. You're correct AGAIN !!!
In our opinion, he dragged out the drafting for some 6 years to say look I need to be paid £30,000 as it took me this long to prepare this 1 bill.
When in fact another cost drawer redrew the same bill and it took him 10 days and charged £5,000