Hi, Im really annoyed as i was told by my Solicitor he cant come to my next court hearing as he knows me and members of my family (Personally.) and theres a new law saying this? It was brought in about 2 years ago he said.
The thing is i have this fact of finding hearing ( cross examination/standing up and giving evidence and my story.) I split with my ex last year and stopped him seeing my baby as he used to push me about and control me. He was violent and took cannabis 247 and am worried for my sons sake, thats why were having a Court case.
Im just so nervous as it is and i would feel soo much better if my Solicitor was there, as he''s great and helps me with my nerves alot. But now im going to have to have a Barrister (My solicitor getting me one)which i know are usually supposed to be good and better, but i dont know this person.
My Solicitor knows exactly what my ex is like and that all the allegations he has made against me (hitting him/taking drugs) are not true. He knows better than anyone.
My solicitor has always attended other Court Hearings. I just dont understand. Im really stressed now.
I tried to insist he comes with me but he said he cant.
Is there a new law stopping Solicitors representing their clients if they are too close or know members of family?
No, there isn''t. If that''s what he''s said, it''s just a made up excuse and pretty pathetic at that! On the other hand, the fact finding hearing will be very different from the previous hearings and I can easily see that a specialist full time advocate would be very much the best for you. A good solicitor knows his limitations and evidently yours does and very properly he is not prepared to jeopardise your case by taking on something he is not best suited to.
Thanks so much for replying, Im going to phone him and ask him and make an appointment to see him. If that isnt true i want to know why he is making excuses hes meant to be working for me. I dont think my ex has to have a barrister.. Just me which is strange. Are you a Solicitor? Do you think thats what hes doing? My solicitor is an legal executive and has been doing it for 22 years. I do hope hes doing it for a good reason like you said.