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how long.....

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25 Jan 08 #11850 by Fiona
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Actually, I think Will is quite right ;)it's best to focus on the questions in hand. Too often issues get fudged because threads go off on a tangent and also not everyone is comfortable about giving detail over the internet. Therefore I'll stick with attempting to answer the original question: how long?

In England & Wales typically from the start of the case it takes 4-8 months to reach settlement before the first court hearing and 6—12 months going to a contested final hearing.Although each individual case is different and some may be longer than this.

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25 Jan 08 #11853 by loobyloo
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my 1st 1st appt!! was on 10/08/07(application in april) my fdr was dec 5th and awaiting date for fh(be after easter) I would say put aside 12mths worth of self preservation in the bank of life

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