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Preparing court bundles as a LIP?

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05 Sep 12 #353893 by ffc1991
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Now as far as i knew cause i''m a LIP it was the respondents solicitor job to file court bundles or prepare them etc.

Would I be right in thinking this?

As I have received a letter stating that this isn''t the case and that I will have to prepare bundles myself at future hearings, if I dont I could incur costs due to wasted hearings etc. According to my EX''s solicitor.

I don''t have a clue what I need or what I have to write for the next hearing.

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05 Sep 12 #353915 by Joe2020
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It is the job of your exs Sol to prepare bundles if you are a LIP.
The Sol must agree with you the Index.
Plus any evidence you want to go into the bundles the Sol must include.


www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rule...rections/pd_part_27a

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05 Sep 12 #353917 by ffc1991
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hi joe this is what I thought but in a recent letter she states after a recent court meeting something like that forgot the exact wording that this has changed. I''ll read out her exact wording when I get him from the letter as can''t think of it off hand.

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05 Sep 12 #353965 by Joe2020
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Email the Sol and tell them to refer to section 3.1 of the Practice Directions.

Sorted.

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05 Sep 12 #354008 by ffc1991
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Hi Joe letter reads.

It is not in fact the case that it would fall to the only solicitor acting for either party to prepare the bundles that the court requires. This was clarified at a recent court users meeting and it falls to the applicant to prepare the necessary bundle and documentation whether the applicant is legally reprisented or not. If at any point, a hearing is unable to proceed, due to lack of of a court bundle or documentation, then there may be cost implications for your client in repect of a wasted hearing.

This was sent to my EX sol who hasnt replied as he no longer acts for me which he has informed my EX sol of.

He''s just forwarded the letter to me thats all.

I''m just a little unsure now what to do. Or what I have to do.

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05 Sep 12 #354014 by u6c00
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reply to the letter with the information that Joe has provided from the justice.gov.uk site.

Ask for confirmation (and a source) for their assertion that it is your responsibility.

If they are correct feel free to PM me. I can describe the bundles that my ex''s solicitor provided to court to help you compile your own.

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05 Sep 12 #354015 by ffc1991
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Thanks u6 shall do that and thankyou shall defo be PMing you in future if she is correct.

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