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I have recently lost a case in Court. I was taken to Court

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I have recently lost a case in Court.
I was taken to Court because I refused to sign a bear trust doucment.
The solicitor who took action agains me was on the Court record as being my solicitor.
I was given very little time to get my side of the argument in order, because I was
unaware of the Court Hearing date.
The opposing solicitor (on record as my solicitor) only told me of the Hearing 10 days
before the Hearing. He had known of this for several months.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 1 year ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Do you have a specific questions about this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

You already have the outline of my problem.

What can I do next?

I do not see why I shoud have to pay the costs of the Hearing

Expert:  Alice H replied 1 year ago.
Are you saying the court did not write to you with the date, directions etc? How long before the hearing did you know about the date?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

About 10 days.

I was informed of the date by the said solicitors.

Expert:  Alice H replied 1 year ago.
OK and did you ask the court for an adjournment?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes.

The hearing went ahead anyhow in my absence.

Expert:  Alice H replied 1 year ago.
Oh I see. Can you explain why you didn't attend?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I was abroad on holiday.

The holiday was arranged as part of my recuperation from bowel cancer surgery, earlier in the year.

Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
What do you want to know about this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is my next step to avoid having to pay the costs. Which now stand at £16,525
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Did you attend the hearing..?

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