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Solicitor demand letter 7 months 6 days ago #104286

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Hi, looking some advice. I received a letter from my solicitor demanding payment from myself. The solicitor didn't do anything I asked, kept coming up with different smaller needless things that I didn't need to get access to my child. It has been 4 years now and I still don't see my child. Do I have to comply and pay for something that I never got? Thanks in advance

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Solicitor demand letter 7 months 6 days ago #104295

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The simple answer is yes, you do need to pay him, as he has done work for you.

Did you raise a complaint at all? If so, then you may have the basis for getting the bill reduced, and could look at raising a complaint with the solicitors regulation authority.
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Solicitor demand letter 7 months 6 days ago #104297

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Yes, I had someone send a letter to them after the first bill came in just after everything happened. Basically an agreement that because they didn't get me anywhere that the fee would be cancelled.

I have since heard that the firm are clutching at straws now and must be digging up old cases looking money.

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Solicitor demand letter 7 months 6 days ago #104298

You would legally have to pay the bill. All solicitors are different. some will send letter after letter and then write it off. others have been known to send a debt collector around to resolve it and other ones go through the courts resulting in a bailiff coming round if not paid.
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Solicitor demand letter 7 months 6 days ago #104300

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Apologies, I'm in NI so no bailiffs here. I'm just looking them to leave me alone. They basically experimented a few different tactics with my case, used me as their Guinea pig and their tactics didn't work. Bumped themselves up, I took the bait and now they want paid for it.

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