Hello, is anyone still dealing with me?
Yes. And it was obviouse.
(I am not getting emails when you respond)
He shouted at me to be silent.
Will the court write to me to tell me what the outcome was? I have recived a mountain of paperwork from the claimant but nothing from the court.
Can I ask you to lock all previous questions on this thread.
I have worn hearing aids in both ears for about 10 years. They do not help but I wear them anyway. I have a long medical history of non hearing all recorded by NHS.
ETA: I am a member of the BDA (British Deaf Association) who have just indicated the they are "interested" in the development of the situation
8 days ago
Sorry Clare, I am still in shock.
Case Management Conference. Referred to throughout the court's paperwork as CMC.
Case about solicitor sending huge bill after nearly six years of telling me he would recover his costs from the other side, then he lost and decided to make me pay for his gamble. (You have helped me with it over the past year but I do not expect you to recall it out of all the cases you handle every day.)
I have had no notification from the court but letters from the solicitor indicate that the judge has now doubled the amount I have to pay to more than the equity in our house. In short, if that is the case, I am finished. At my age I cannot raise a mortgage.
I have no idea what assistance deaf people receive in court when they cannot afford to be legally represented. I did not know what to expect, only that the court had been advised that I was deaf and wrote to say that arrangements would be made to accommodate me.
Sorry Clare, I have just had an email from a friend telling me that they are able to follow our conversation here on-line and advising me to change to something more general avoiding specifics. So if I can move on:
I am advised that my defence is this case is sound (by you and others) but due to the judge's attitude at the CMC it is never going to get into court.
I must now pin my hopes on LeO. The claimant is demanding that if I settle she will make me sign away my right to go to LeO. Can she do that and what is the best way to counter?
Because the judge has me totally confused and is obviously hostile. He is not going to listen to anything about my case. Although nothing is confirmed from the court the claimant says his claim has now doubled which means our house is lost.
I am not a lawyer but I felt at the very least the I would get the chance to present my case. He knew I could not hear a word he was saying and he was really enjoying himself.