Louise, thanks for the update, it gives me hope! And congratulations from being free from this! You can sleep at night now!
One thing: It would be great if you stuck around to help others, but I understand that once you've washed your hands of this horrible case, this might represent a 'sad' place for you to stay.... and pull you back into a negative space you don't need. I hope others' learn from the £30k warning!!! (And sort things amicably in their own cases).
PS: If you do write that book - I'll offer to co-auther!
Thank you for putting the post up, especially for including the barrister's dastardly attempt to add something after signature, I never would have thought someone in that position being capable of it - a very important warning to us all!
Please do write a book on how to self-represent. It is not just that millions of pounds are being wasted in this country on unnecessary legal fees but the human factor, the heartache and the denial of those funds being used for the good of children caught up in the divorce and the things parents are forced to do to make ends meet - that is the crying shame.
God bless and good luck with your life, the both of you!