Hi, I am currently the applicant in Ancillary Relief proceedings. It''s been ongoing for a number of monthscandvhas gone to court 3 times already. Today we were supposed to have a FDR hearing but the day before the respondents solicitors raised 3 questions which meant it could not proceed! The judge decided the questions were ineffectual but we couldn''t have a FDR and have to go back! What should I do? The respondent is quite happy for this to go a final hearing, there is a child of the family involved... Any help or and advice would be greatly appreciated as this situation is going backwards and I''m finding it extremely stressful not to mention expensive. The respondent has far more capital than myself. Thanks Joanna
I don''t know and I doubt if someone could tell you.
If the judge rules that the questions asked by the other side did not justify a postponement, why then was the hearing postponed ?
Have you considered asking for costs ? In all my experience of litigation ( such as it is ) if you behave in that way and raise points at the last minute which could and should have been raised earlier, then an order for costs is quite probable.