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11 Sep 12 #355349 by alldone69
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sorry its me again, have been told by ex that at our FDA next week wont be in the same room , am confused, was lead to believe that as all questions on either side have been answered, at court thre will be my barrister and judge and his barrister,is this correct. will barristers talk to each other before hand to try and come to some sort of negotiation? dont know what to expect, can someone please advise me , thankyou

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12 Sep 12 #355357 by dukey
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Why on earth are you taking a barrister to FDA ?, the FDA for most is a very short none event, but yes if you both have barristers for FDA they will chat before the hearing.

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12 Sep 12 #355360 by somuch2know2
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Has there been talk about turning the FDA into an FDR? If there has- YES, take your barrister. If not- dont take.

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12 Sep 12 #355366 by alldone69
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maybe it is fdr and not FDA, have been told that i have attend court and that i have been instructed a local barrister by my solicitor, so if this is the case it will be both of us in court .

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12 Sep 12 #355388 by dukey
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Errr you must be loaded, your paying a barrister upfront and your not sure what hearing it is, if you are fabulously wealthy who cares, but if your not be ever so careful, costs can escalate in proceedings and before you know it many thousands are gone.

Use wiki ask questions and milk the site for as much information as you can, its all free.

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12 Sep 12 #355389 by somuch2know2
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If you have exchanged all paperwork and have received and given questions to Eforms- than if both sides agree you can turn the FDA into an FDR- even on the day. This saves you another day in court, about 5K each and moves the process along a lot quicker.

if it is just an FDA and will remain that- leave counsel at home.

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12 Sep 12 #355422 by alldone69
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Thankyou all for your replies, have been looking through numerous post, and i do feel a little better about things x

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