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Jo C.
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Hi I had a long standing personal injury case tinnitus and

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I had a long standing personal injury case tinnitus and instructed a solicitor on a no win no fee basis and i signed an solicitor and insurance agreement. The circumstances had changed at work and machines had been replaced or disposed of prior to the engineers report taken in the final stages of the claim (to late to assess machinery at fault) in which my solicitor felt it unsuccessful in pursuing the case further and he resigned.

I today have received an application for costs order from the dependent solicitors through the courts to appear at a hearing late May 2013. The first, since writing to them saying that the case would no longer be happening in respect of my claim as I had no legal representative and the matter was to be dealt with by my solicitor/insurers.

In the defendant solicitors statement to the court they state that my solicitors wrote to them saying they would still be dealing with the matter, but as they haven't they are now claiming the cost from me.

My solicitor has now asked me to write to them (defendant solicitors) to consent to application and to ask for them to waiver the costs on the basis of them not writing to me first before the court hearing and to withdraw the hearing.

I need to type this letter to the defendants solicitor and ask for your advice.

Annette McCabe
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

In order to give you answer tailored to your circumstances I will need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles.

Why isnt your solicitor writing this letter for you?