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07 May 12 #328922 by daleray
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Hi,in June 2010 an order was made stating I had to pay some of my ex''s court costs, my solicitor was told the costs were £1600 but I never received a bill until last week and it''s for £4,000 if I had been told this price two years ago I would have appealed, is there a time limit for solicitor''s to send bills?

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07 May 12 #328924 by NoWhereToTurnl
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Is it actually from the court via a solicitor?

Have you moved address since the order?

and unfortunately unpaid money to the court attracts an 8% interest charge.

Sorry that is not much help but you might be able to get it reduced if you can show you have never received an invoice or payment advice prior to this.

Good luck.

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07 May 12 #328927 by daleray
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The bill is from ex''s solicitor and it''s the only bill he''s sent to me, he must have forgot about it until now but he told my solicitor it would be £1600 two years ago now he''s asking for £4,000 as it''s too late for me to appeal.

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07 May 12 #328932 by NoWhereToTurnl
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Contact your solicitor and ask if he has it in writing, something like that should not just have been accepted verbally, ask for a copy and then write to ex''s sol enclosing a copy.

Hopefully he will then capitulate, in any event its shoddy practice to delay sending a bill for 2yrs. Also worth confirming with your sol that they didn''t pay it at the time and then add it to what you owed them, might get a nice surprise.

Hope so x

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07 May 12 #328935 by daleray
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I have a letter from my solicitor from two years ago stating that my ex''s solicitor had told him the costs were £1600 I thought that as solicitors are not allowed to tell lies that it would be binding. I can''t afford to pay for any more legal advice they''ve had just about everything I was left with.

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07 May 12 #328937 by NoWhereToTurnl
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Can you afford the £1600?
Send a copy of your sols letter in reply to one you have just received and ask for a full break down. Also state that you agreed to paying £1600 & at no time was any other figure discussed.

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07 May 12 #328954 by daleray
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Ok, thanks for your help.

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