Hi Clare, thank you.
I have contacted ASK on many previous occasions regarding this case. Your advice has been helpful. My wife and I are pensioners fighting a crooked solicitor who is suing us for over £20,000 which we do not have and we are in danger of losing our house. We intend to represent ourselves as we cannot trust another solicitor after what has happened to us.
This is the ONLY agreement my wife signed with him for him to represent her in a fight with our local council:
Contract of Employment.
1. I acknowledged receipt of your client care letter dated 23rd November 2006. 2. I confirm your instructions to act for me in this matter.
3. I accept your fee quotation contained in the client care letter.
It is a mess. No one was “employed”. Further, there is no “letter dated 23rd November 2006.”
My wife if undergoing surgery for cancer and her surgeon has written to the court to say that my wife is too sick to attend. No reply. We are being ignored.
I want to go to court in my wife's place. I know the case inside out. The court has agreed that I can attend and speak for her but only if she attends. That is not now possible because she is too ill. We only have a few weeks before the case.
My question to you is:
A. Can I go to court on the day and say she is not here because she is not under any proper legal agreement with the solicitor?
B. Would it be better for me to attend and explain that she is too sick to be there?
C. Can she attend court wrapped in a blanket and refuse to answer any questions because she is not under any contract with the solicitor?
D. Is there a better way?