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Hi, i have recently attended a hearing at ACAT for a claim of $9,140.00. i had a collection agency represent me which turned out to be a total disaster.after 4 1/2 hrs all we heard was about the respondents counter claim & about 5 mins of my claim, as a result the member stated that neither party had a claim. as a result i wish to appeal & am desperate for time as i must lodge the appeal by 11/1/2018.i can win the appeal as the other party statements & witness are total lies & falsification of documents. i need an urgent discussion with a lawyer to proceed with these matters . kind regards, ***** ***** mob(###) ###-####

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?

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Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

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Just when can i have a face to face meeting

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Australia Law
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

the collection agency that represented you, did they use a legal firm to prepare the merits of the case ?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

ok in order to win on an appeal, you will need to have the statement (points) of claim drafted by a lawyer to argue the points of law correctly.

are you will to consider this aspect ?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
the collection agency were the only ones there
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

with appealing you will need to the assistance of lawyer for the next step.

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