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No Oversight leads to meltdown

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26 Apr 10 #200707 by Arnie Saccnuson
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26 Apr 10 #200715 by Arnie Saccnuson
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27 Jul 10 #216303 by kazloui
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I too lodged complaints about a Resolution member (as a respondent) and surprise, surprise; they found that they were unproven. To summarise: The solicitor in question was hostile from the beginning and threatened me with court in the first letter. I had letters demanding that I agree exact contact dates for the forthcoming 12 months for my 6 year old or be taken to court and also stating that I 'must' make written representations, provide proof of intent regarding any holidays I wanted to take with him and make my son’s passport available 28 days prior to any intended holidays booked by her client. She also made unfounded accusations that I had implied that I may not make a passport available to her client.

I had had no prior contact regarding this subject from my son's father and then these hostile letters making threatening demands from the first letter. She did not once seek to suggest that her client should contact me direct as she was aware he had not done That didn't seem to be someone acting within the Resolution code of practice to me so I complained.

The committee concluded that she had acted reasonably and had been' remarkably good-tempered and patient' and that whilst 'it is a fair point that solicitors should encourage their clients to sort things out between themselves....However we do not think this is an over-riding rule...' They also did not consider her letters at all hostile or confrontational.

They asked if I wanted a hearing but I said 'I have become well aware that Resolution has an optional code of conduct and that its members have no obligation to comply with it. Unless I am mistaken it also has no properly audited quality systems and so you are obviously free to conclude the best results for you. It is nothing short of farcical.

However, what I am interested in is exactly how many complaints against Resolution members have been made (since records allow) and what percentage of those have been upheld.'

I wonder if I'll get the information requested.

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29 Aug 10 #221541 by Ochre Brittlegill
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I attempted to complain about my ex's solicitor as he mislead (lied to) the estate agents my ex hired to sell the house I live in with my kids.

Surprise surprise - I can't complain as I am not their client! So, my ex's solictor can harrass me by letter and email, in pidgin English, lie, allow/encourage my ex to lie and bully me and nothing can be done.

Best legal system in the world? Heaven help us.

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29 Aug 10 #221564 by Fiona
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Who did you complain to? When there is evidence someone else's solicitor has lied (as opposed to having made an error), failed to keep an undertaking, keeps your money etc it is professional misconduct and the complaint should be addressed to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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29 Aug 10 #221618 by Rosieapple
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I just wish to add
Having read relevant posts on wiki that mediation was a far better option in 'Childrens Matters' than taking the court route
I had not seen nor spoken to my husband for 5 months since separation
So I wrote him a polite & friendly letter suggesting mediation & directing him to this site
His Solicitors response was
'Cease any futher Harrassment of our Client & threatened a non- molestation order!
Then my own Sol wrote me a very aggressive letter stating I had no right to take matters into my own hands
So we went the court route....Both solicitors were members of Resulution

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