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Solictor are Dishonest

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23 Feb 08 #14829 by smalik
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I am going through divorce proceeding and I have come to a conclusion that Solictor's are dishonest.

The Solictor's make every effort to try and prolong the case so that they are able to make money.

1 When i first went to the Solictor to get advice on my divorce, I explained the complete sitiuation to him, I also discussed if i should buy a property in the mean time to house my x and daughter.
Once I had been to court and completed lots of ligatation and came to making offer. I was then Told the the courts main concern would be to house the X and the child. He had never ever stressed this point before.

The X is funded by legal Aid and her solictor writes lots of letters, when only one letter would cover the information that needs to be conveyed.

The goverment and legal Aid board should Introdce fixed Costs for the Divorces funded by legal Aid, this will make solictors Give HONEST advice and have no reason to prolong the case.

The profession that should set examples of honesty is defintely as DISHONEST as common criminal.

No point complaining to the Law society, they dont ever do anything.

My Advice seek legal advice fom some that has been a through a divorce recently.

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23 Feb 08 #14830 by Fiona
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I think we would all like less red tape, but it's not actually true to say there is no point in complaining. There is a proper complaints procedure and since the setting up of Legal Complaints Service there have been many people who have successfully complained to their sol and received compensation. However, the reason why there is so much paper work is that courts require it to ensure that people are treated fairly and sols are duty bound to sent letters out promptly to their clients and the other side.

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23 Feb 08 #14831 by smalik
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I will give a example in my case.

I went to my X is solictor in nov 07 to try and make a settlement on the ancillary releif before a FH in 31 Jan 2008.

The offer i made was very good offer, but lower than what i had offer at the FDR in June 07, becasue i informend the solictor she was co-habiting and i had proof.

I provided my X solictor with details her co-habiting from private investagation report, which conntained 6 months of survelince in end Dec 2007.

I then have her solictor making application for Molestation order to stop me from collecting more evedence, Instead of telling his cleint to come a agreement, molestation order make money for solictor and settlement does not.

This is the Corrupt part of my X solictor.

The FM is due to be repossesed and my X solictor wrote to my Solictor that my X buyer intereted in buying my home.
When i called this buyer he said he does not have any knowdgle of my X and told me that the Solictor had told about the property.

My x solictor is introducing a buyer for a property under a pretext of my X, hoping to get the property sold to him and pocet some money, all the letter written by X solictor are really demandind that i let this buyer look at the property.

The to acheive a best price for a property is to place it on the open market.

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23 Feb 08 #14832 by Elle
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I have to agree as i am one of those persons that has experienced, proven and had a judgement held by the law society, that i was a victim of unprofessional, illegal conduct of lawyers...one of which lawyers held a high position in the law society( of Scotland)........and that was the opposition, my own sols werent much better in preparation but at least they did not resort to illegal activity......as such I have a warranted cynical view of the legal profession and agree....wait for the new complaints commission opening

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24 Feb 08 #14947 by Fiona
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Every case is different. Ex is entitled to a right to privacy.

If the FMH is due to be repossessed normally there isn't time to put the property on the open market and a quick sale will raise more money than repossession.

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24 Feb 08 #14950 by attilladahun
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Clearly there may be an issue that may require investigation

If your ex solicitor is attempting personally or through a third party to make a secret profit then there is a raft of potential breeches of rules.

You have to get proof though. I suppose this third party will say he/she saw the property advertised by the selling agents acting for the mortgage company. Try and get the buyer to confirm in writing how he heard about the property.

If he confirms this in writing the solicitor is clearly is breach of his duty of confidentiality which does not end when the retainer is ended and he stops acting for you. Important to get the proof.

If your ex Solr is acting for the new buyer then there is a clear conflict and he cannot act for the potential buyer!!!.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority

The issue to consider is "confidentiality" and "conflict of interest".

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