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Is it acceptable for me 2 write 2 my X2b solicitor

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26 Jan 08 #11984 by ahorriblemess
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Would it be acceptable for me to write to my X2b's solicitor instead of my own solicitor doing it? - the reason for this purely down to cost.

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26 Jan 08 #11985 by Elle
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Its not acceptable protocol and u will get ur wrist slapped....afterall these lawyers need the money!!!!!

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26 Jan 08 #11986 by DownButNotOut
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Communicating directly with the other parties legal advisors is generally only OK if you have chosen to represent yourself.

The proper way to do this is to inform the court that you are now representing yourself.

You are still fully entitled to retain your solicitor for advice.....but you effectively take your sols name off the court records.

If you do this .... you will then receive court letters etc and letters from your STBXs solicitors.

I had a solicitor for 3 mths but couldnt keep paying the growing sols bills.

So I did the above and handled the last 18mths of my case myself.

SO don't do this for a one off letter. But if you wanna save a lot in legal costs between now and the end of your case....go ahead.

You can always change your mind an re-appoint a sol or appoint a barrister later.

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26 Jan 08 #11988 by ahorriblemess
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downbutnotout - Argh 18 months - Oh Lordy, please dont let mine still be ongoing after 18 months ! - THANKS FOR YOUR HELP EVERYONE

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26 Jan 08 #12006 by lindy lou
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18 mths= mine is 22 and still no end in sight. Lol.

I sacked my solicitor and decided to self rep- but was told that only a solicitor could hire a barrister- so had to grovel and reinstate!!

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26 Jan 08 #12014 by ahorriblemess
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WHY SO LONG ?

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