My FDA was 3rd Feb with directions for pension report from actuary firm
With FDR scheduled for 20th Aug.
My ex’s solicitor did not submit his Letter of Authority
until 15th June - I had previously emailed them twice re not sending it in along with actuary firm requesting the information required with no response.
You kindly guided me re writing re non compliance and to set a date for them to send it in or reapply back to court with costs - they still never met the deadline date until 3 days later.
Today I have received an email from his solicitors requesting
that I give consideration and approval for a new draft consent order requesting that on 20th August be vacated and re listed for a date after 1st February 2021 !!
To allow time for any questions to be raised in respect of the report.
They wish me to consider the new draft consent order and confirm I am content for it to be filled.
I am fully aware FDR can’t go ahead if report is not ready but asking for after Feb 2021 has reduced me to tears
They have delayed the process
Can they really do this?
I really can’t face taking this into 2021 -it’s been going on since 2016.
How can I respond that 2021 is not acceptable when the report will be ready October/November
Any support/guidance would be gratefully received
It may take a few weeks for questions to be raised and answered but it is possible to incorporate a deadline in an order.
You need to give some leeway on the production of the report. The last thing you need is to risk a further adjournment because it isn't ready. So end November, then time for questions, then there's Christmas....
I am afraid that with the backlogs in the courts because of Covid, even if you asked for an earlier date, you almost certainly won't get a listing before early 2021 anyway.