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15 Jul 12 #343329 by Lena3
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Could you please recommend a very good solicitor in Swindon area, Wilts.Know it''s hard although, please based on personal recommendation and experience. Desperately need to find another solicitor. Thank you.

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16 Jul 12 #343348 by LittleMrMike
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I don''t think anyone on this site really likes recommending solicitors, but I would certainly advise, for a number of reasons, that your solicitor is a member of Resolution, and I personally would not instruct one who wasn''t.

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01 Aug 12 #346546 by bella_g
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hi,

I think that solicitors are a major part of the justice system since they act as a bridge between the judges and the common people. They can both make or break a case. If you have hired a solicitor with poor credentials, it is highly likely that he will spoil the case in the court. Legal profession is very tough and requires a constant vigilance and understanding of the laws.
Experienced lawyers know the importance of preparing a strong case. In fact, there is a saying in the legal community that eighty percent chances of winning a case depend upon its preparation. A competent solicitor will collect all the evidences related to an event and will not settle down until he has collected each proof of the event.If u r looking for a good solicitor than you can find a good solicitor here.

thanks.

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01 Aug 12 #346611 by Lena3
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Thank you for your reply Bella.
Let me just briefly describe my situation.
I filed a divorce against my husband on the grounds of unreasonable behavior against me and my son. He emotionally, mentally was abusing me and son for years. In the end when it got absolutely unbearable, son is 9 now, (he was bullying and swearing at him), I started looking for a legal aid solicitor.
It was really hard to find one. Eventually, I did. It''s been 5 months now since the start of the process. So far she has written to his solicitor numerous letters, that he completely disregarded and continued his abuse for all these months. Eventually, we could not stay on FMH any longer and moved out. The case is still between the solicitors. The problem is that he continues
to shout and swear during contact ( 3 times a week) at my son. Son returns so drained and agitated that I cannot even explain how upset he feels. I wrote to my solicitor asking about further actions, to pass the case to court or how to stop his terrible behaviour during contact with the child. She does not respond.So, I do not feel I have her legal support and defence. Is it because, my case is legal aid based? I don''t know what do now. Could you please help. Thank you so much.

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01 Aug 12 #346615 by dukey
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Legal aid solicitors are a dying breed, even if you find one they may not want to take the case given you have a solicitor, maybe call the wiki line and see if they can put you in touch with a legal aid solicitor.

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01 Aug 12 #346636 by Lena3
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Thank you. Should the case be passed to court at this stage? What measures should be taken to reason him and make him either exert to psychiatric help or go on a parental course to stop him shouting during contact with the son.
Thank you very much.

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