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Final hearing - position statement?

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07 Apr 12 #322216 by Emma8485
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We have just re-read the statement from my partners ex - its a position statement for the final hearing, it states on it "I am XXX XXXX and I live at XXXX" then there is the statement content, which is all unspaced and indents where there shouldnt be and loads of errors... then at the bottom where its meant to be signed the signature isnt hers?

Its just the name of the solicitors firm written in biro. She has always signed the statements before so we dont know why this one is different, but are they allowed to do that? I thought statements were legal documents that should be signed by the person who wrote it, and they cant sign a statement for her surely if it doesnt say that they have written it on her behalf?

Advice on this really appreciated?

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07 Apr 12 #322217 by WhiteRose
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Just a thought - what was the quality of the other sols letters?

Could this one be a fake?

Photocopiers are very good these days to replicate headers/logos.

It seems strange that a professional would make basic layout errors.

If the other sols letters are similar, I prob am barking up the wrong tree.

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07 Apr 12 #322220 by Emma8485
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The covering letter looks genuine like all of the others and it was postmarked.... its just this one is really bad for grammer, layout, spacing and then this error with the signature?

All of the other statements, whilst full of rubbish have been laid out properly! :D

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07 Apr 12 #322226 by sillywoman
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If a solicitor is acting for her then that solicitor can sign legal documents on her behalf.

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07 Apr 12 #322228 by Emma8485
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So should it be the solicitor or can they just put the firms name in?

Shouldnt the statement say they''ve done it on her behalf?

The issue is that there are two things in it which my partner has written evidence to refute totally, and theyre biggies. If she hasnt signed the statement he is worried she could just deny ever saying it and say the solicitor put it in? I know that sounds a little far fetched but stranger things have happened so far...

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07 Apr 12 #322234 by MissTish1
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Can you make out whose signature it is? I was thinking that maybe she typed it, hence the errors (if the solicitors secretary typed it they should be sacked!), but then if she''d typed it you''d think she would have signed it too. Hmm, weird.

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07 Apr 12 #322235 by Emma8485
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Its just the name of the solicitors firm written by hand in biro, not even an individual name or anything ...

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