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03 Jul 12 #340765 by confused 101
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If the other side do not turn up to a hearing what happens? what if they don''t attend but their solicitor does?

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04 Jul 12 #341016 by dukey
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It depends on what hearing you have, in some circumstances a solicitor can attend without their client if the judge agrees, more often than not if a person does not attend the hearing is adjourned, if this happens costs can be awarded or even a penal notice served to make sure of future attendance.

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04 Jul 12 #341173 by confused 101
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Thanks Dukey

He didn''t show up. First hearing in Ancillary Relief. His solicitor did. We went ahead, it was all quite informal really. the judge was very helpful, I self-rep and he gave me some good advice.

Lets hope STBX turns up next time. But I won''t hold my breath.

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