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13 Mar 08 #16722 by DMB
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I have been advised by my solicitor that I do not need a barrister for an FDR hearing, however my frined who has experienced going through divorce last year she had a barrister at her FDR hearing so I am a little confused, do procedures vary in each case??

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14 Mar 08 #16745 by loobyloo
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DMB hi
My x2b has had barrister since interim mantainance right through 2 1st appt and 2 fdr I however have not, I dont feel Ive suffered to the fact either. I have however engaged a barrister for fh, and at 1.5k plus vat a day think hard about what you wll gan from it

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14 Mar 08 #16749 by attilladahun
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It depends on how experiance your solicitor is

If on Legal Aid have Counsel as "cheap as chips" and excellent value
If private costs are much higher say £1250 +VAT

All that happens at an FDR is both parties advisors set out to DJ assets and offers made and approach

Remember DJ cannot force either to agree so if no agreement matter goes to a FH- negative thing there is legal costs can near "double"

There will be no evidence or cross examination at an FDR!!! So any issues in dispute often have to wait till FH!

DJ can and should give an "indication" on issues and approach which helps parties to settle and fall on their sword!!

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