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15 Aug 12 #349669 by Kitsi
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It looks as if we will be going to Court on September 28th as my stbx has not responded to either of the offers made him and so my lawyer has booked a barrister for the second FDR- hope I have the term right.
Can anyone tell me what will happen and why I need a barrister at a £1k a day plus my solicitor at £600 for the day when he is using his solicitor advccate only and this is costing £500 for the day.
Why does he not need a barrister and why on earth are so many people needed? Will I be questioned?
Will he?
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15 Aug 12 #349677 by maisymoos
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You should not require a barrister and solicitor to be present. A barrister is trained to do the job and 1k is the sort of figure you would expect pay.

Saying that at my FDR I had both a barrister and solicitor, my solicitor offered to come at her secretaries rate (she wanted the experience as it was a complex case and I was happy for her to be there as she knew my case inside out).

Really only the barrister was required.

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15 Aug 12 #349678 by maisymoos
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p.s are you sure this is an FDR? and not a Final Hearing?

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