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08 Feb 08 #13235 by jony
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Does anyone have any general views on how variable court outcomes can be? In other words how much influenece does the Judge have? Or a well prepared and presented case?
I guess the court and Judges work to financial guidelines that should limit such variability to a relatively small percentage or am I being a little too hopeful, can there really be quite a difference?
Thanks in advance for any views.

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08 Feb 08 #13239 by loobyloo
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In my experience yes great variation and until its fh you negotiate with other party and judge guides you to what he would deem appropriate (note i dont use the term fair)
I think at fh judge decides and as my case prob not as well prepared as his thinking this will be reflected in the outcome
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In my experience yes great variation and until its fh you negotiate with other party and judge guides you to what he would deem appropriate (note i dont use the term fair)
I think at fh judge decides and as my case prob not as well prepared as his thinking this will be reflected in the outcome
Looby

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08 Feb 08 #13315 by jony
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Thanks Looby,

I've my first hearing in about a month and have no idea how to prepare etc.
Your comments help me understand how it might progress, thanks again jony

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09 Feb 08 #13329 by Elle
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Jony,
In my experience its preparation and evidence that count. No emotion, just fact backed with statement/witness/ case law /satute..short and precise seems to work best in ur favour...
Good luck
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20 Feb 08 #14502 by juttabeck
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Interesting you say that Elle, in my experience it is emotion that counts, and evidence has been ignored! I guess it depends on the judge

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