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Hello Grant my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Who is charging you, your Solicitor or theirs please?
Hi Alex. My solicitor
OK - did you sign any terms and conditions of business before you instructed the Solicitor?
No I did not, but I did view his terms and conditions. Grant
But you haven't signed any terms?
Have you asked for a copy of the detailed work printout?
No, and have not received a detailed work printout. I have paid him £1,700.00 so far. He expects £1,500.00
Ok - I would ask for a detailed work print, so you can see what he actually has done.
This will show what time has been spent on each piece of work
In any event if you have not signed any terms of business it could be argued that he can not charge you.
There was no deal so he should only be taking payment on account
So it would be argued £1700 only.
But ask for the printout.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I don't want to fall out with him, but feel he would acting on our behalf in the future, and being in business myself I would take it as a loss and move on. I don't think he has been in a position where a case has broken down before. Grant
Ok - well in that case ask for the printout and then negotiate.
You can also ask the Court to assess the costs and make sure they are reasonable and proporionate
Many thanks for your help today. Regards Grant
Can I clarify anything else Grant?
No that's fine. Thanks
Can I help with anything else today?
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