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What further action to take against ex's solicitor

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27 Oct 16 #485139 by Mon14
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I am at my wit's end. My house sold in April 2016 and I am still waiting for the house sale proceeds to be distributed.

My ex's solicitor has took it upon herself to execute the Consent Order to the nth degree and has also miscalculated the monies owed to me.

I have had to get my own solicitor on board with this incurring extra financial costs and clearly there is also interest arising from the house sale proceeds.

As she isn't my solicitor, I have raised an official complaint to the SRA who at first rejected my complaint but when I complained further and gave additional info, they have changed tack as I quoted back their own principles to them as in a solicitor withholding money for no reason.

I cannot believe 6 months have gone by without action from this appalling and unprofessional person!

What else can I do? If anyone has further advice, I would be really grateful!

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