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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What is it you want to achieve please?
Why have they asked you to pay a fee, I dont understand why?
Were you on a no win no fee?
Hello - I am afraid that I cannot access your previous question and the last Expert has opted out. However firstly have you informed your solicitor that you are planning to sue them for negligence? They will need to tell their insurers immediately and that may facilitate a quick settlement. It could also be wise to explain to the other side’s solicitor that you are looking to be indemnified by your solicitor for the costs. If they choose not to wait and take you to court then if you cannot pay then they will have to take the money in small instalments. They may realise that they are better off waiting for your settlement.
Hello again - Did you complain to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority? They can take some time in my experience and are likely to tell you to go back to the solicitor. If you tell the solicitor that you are intending to make a claim against them then they HAVE to tell their insurers immediately - you need to set out your complaint in detail. The insurers do not want to take part in a valid claim and will settle as soon as soon as possible. You can tell the other side’s solicitor what you are doing - it is simply that they may well ask how far you have got. At the moment that is not far, which may make them think you are not serious. Personally I would contact the solicitor with a full explanation of your complaint - then phone the SRA and put them under pressure to respond. Once that is moving contact the other side’s solicitor and explain the situation.
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Hello again - I would write to the solicitor and explain that you cannot pay. Try to arrange a payment plan with them.
They will likely start out aggressive but should relent if they see that you are looking to resolve the matter. That is not
good news about the SRA.
Hello again - I would explain this to them and add that hopefully in the future you will be back in employment and can pay.
I would also contact your solicitor and tell them that the SRA have found breaches and that you are planning to sue. They may
try to settle the matter immediately as mentioned before.
Hello again - Ok that is good. As I say the solicitor should settle quickly.
His insurers will not want to drag the matter out if they can help it.
Best of luck
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