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05 Feb 17 #488487 by Bubblegum11
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I'm not suggesting you make a formal complaint - but trust works both ways. You need to be confident in the solicitor who is representing you and acting on your behalf. It seems clear that this is lacking. You should address the issues directly with the solicitor, they need to be aware of the impact this has had on you and figure out a better way of working together. I'm not suggesting a "bull in a china shop" approach, but a polite email to the solicitor stating your issues and suggesting possible solutions could help with moving forward.

Changing solicitors at this stage will be costly.

"Starting to think I would do a better job myself. At least I would get the information as it comes in."

Wouldn't the postal delays due to redirection still impact on how soon you receive documents?

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05 Feb 17 #488488 by itsbeenalongtime
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The conversation I had with boss, as my sol not in that day, left him in no doubt that I was very upset about the whole situation. The fact that I had asked for emails not posted, the fact that my stbx had received and answered 7 days before I even got the information and that the information he then gave me was not possible. How could a sols not know that all the required information had to go through my sols.
My sol did send yet another email apology, he has sent 2 before as we have missed several deadlines due to their delays.
After all this I was surprised to have been billed for the phone conversations I had to put their mistakes right.
This particular letter did come directly to me, it was posted on 11th and arrived on 12th. If it had gone to stbx`s address it is likely I would never have got it and therefore not been at the appointment.
At least I scared the pants off stbx when I said I was highly likely to change sols as I had had enough. He went a little green with the thought of starting this all over again, not to mention the cost.He has told me several times to change my sol as he is rubbish but having finally got to a position where he can not tell me what to do any more I wasnt going to do do it. Anyway thanks for listening to my rant everyone. Never thought it would be easy but certainly never thought it would be this difficult. Will sit tight till the end and then let them know exactly what I think.

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