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My local County Court: not good.....

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17 Jul 12 #343811 by QPRanger
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Gritted my teeth and phoned the court again today to chase up a number of issues, the main one being that I have been advised by my solicitor that the last page of the order made nearly a month ago is missing... I have a hand written version but this was done by the barrister not the judge and is therefore not necessarily what is on the Order.

After being told to write in as they were busy I explained I''d already sent an email. I was then fobbed off with they are in ''arrears'' with their paperwork and I should be more patient. I questioned why they were sending out automated email responses stating that ''In accordance with HMCS policy, your email will be dealt with or responded to within 10 working days of the date of the receipt'' when I had been waiting longer than this and was told that the computer doesn''t know how busy they are and to ignore the email...

How hard is it to get the correct paperwork and a proper response from these people?? :angry:

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17 Jul 12 #343814 by sexysadie
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Courts are terribly understaffed at the moment as they are victims of public service job cutbacks. It''s not the staff''s fault and probably is the same all over the country.

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Sadie

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17 Jul 12 #343817 by QPRanger
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Hi Sadie yeah you are probably right but its incredibly frustrating.... I will keep calm and try them again in a few days...

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17 Jul 12 #343825 by Marshy_
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The justice system was bad enough before all the cutbacks. Now, courts have been closed wholesale all across the land. There isnt a lot you can do but remember not to vote the same idiots back in again next time. C.

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17 Jul 12 #343827 by QPRanger
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Fair point Marshy but who are you blaming: the current lot or their predecessors??

Its hard not to get frustrated with them over the phone but its not their fault: however there are no excuses for not getting the original paperwork right in the first place!

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17 Jul 12 #343831 by sexysadie
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These cuts are definitely down to the current lot (though it was already bad before).

Sadie

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18 Jul 12 #344007 by QPRanger
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From reading other''s posts it seems that I may possibly get a more helpful (and quick) response if I actually go to the Court and speak to someone face to face rather than emails and phone calls: would people agree?
At the very least I just want to know what the next step is as my stbx has broken the Order made at Final Hearing....

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