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How has the other side managed this?
are you asking if you have to have a solicitor or barrister?
Reading hundreds of pages of documentation at GBP250 per hour is going to be extremely expensive.
I don’t know why the other side is represented pro bono.
If you can let us know what is been responded to lessons of your own reply, we can make some suggestions for you but if you need a complete redraft there is an extra fee for that.
If you can find a barrister to do it, then you can go directly to the barrister.
You would need to speak to the clerk in the Chambers (the clerk dishes out the works) and outline the problem and ask who would deal with it on a direct access (without a solicitor) basis.
Although you may think that by using a solicitor first you are double handling everything, putting the instruction to a barrister in the correct wording of format is an art in itself and if you are not used to doing it, you could well be spending far more time with the barrister at a much higher rate, then paying less time for the barrister but with the solicitors costs on top.
It’s always a good idea to start the documents yourself because the instruction to the barrister is probably going to contain an awful lot of what you need because the instruction to the barrister of the grounds for your appeal unless you are asking the barrister for an opinion as to whether it’s worth appealing.
If you could let us have the final order and the grounds for appeal, I may be able to answer you further even at this early stage
I’m afraid this is way beyond the scope of my pay grade. It’s not within my expertise either. There is hours and hours of work in this. I will opt out in case another expert can add anything but I think you are going to have to go straight to counsel
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You need to go to a barrister direct, I recommend this Chambers: https://www.clerksroomdirect.com/help/direct-access-barrister?
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