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Thank you. This relates to a construction dispute. I am the homeowner and litigant in person. Incomplete building works . verbal contract(builder refused to sign a contract), defective works.unfair and excessive invoices 2weeks of work= 22-25k.without agreeing a payment schedule or time schedule.
I feel the defendants legal advisor(legal executive) is behaving oppressively in making me spend more money by delaying mediation until case management conference.
Court has asked me as a claimant to provide a case summary-which I believe are facts in the case which I have prepared.
I am required to produce a 1 page summary Precedent H but I am litigant in person. I know my litigation costs having had to go through this in the past for another building claim .
This is a costs and case management conference
The defendants(builder) legal rep has provided a precedent H showing his costs as 65 k which are unreasonable and disproportionate
I have a precedent H from another previous building dispute which was settled in my favour without a hearing showing legal fees of £35k. Can I dispute the defendants cost budget in that it is oppressive and excessive.
I have been asked to provide cost budget precedent H as a claimant/litigant in person, can I ask for my fees in preparing the case at £80 per hour being my usual rates ( non legal occupation).
I will be using a barrister after the mediation if this doesn't settle
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