Thank you I have read through the code of conduct. Do you have any idea which category the following would come under:
Threatening to request the court to order a psychological evaluation of the client without just reason.
If there was just reason as to doubt capacity for litigation, why the hearing was not adjourned.
Making the client think she or he is crazy (unstable was the word used by my barrister).
Also regarding client confidentiality, should my barrister have told the Judge that I lacked capacity and could not communicate, in front of my ex husbands barrister. Unfortunately this was a domestic abuse case and I do feel once they were aware of this, they knew not to back down as I was incapable of standing up for myself.
I do not know the answer, but if it were your own barrister that you were not happy about I think your first point of call would be the legal ombudsman (after raising the issue with barrister's chambers). Maybe they can give you some further guidance.
It is stated on the transcripts that I "lacked mental capacity" she is "unable to understand, communicate or give instructions". I was unaware of this until I received the transcriptions.
My barrister said to me I would be deemed "unstable" if I did not sign the Consent Order and I would need a medical. Although I did have my medical report in the bundle.
Under the Mental Health Act 2005 and CPR 21 a case should be adjourned under these circumstances. Do you have a different opinion?
The Official Solicitor was not able to assist as he was elsewhere. That is also discussed in the transcription.