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08 May 18 #501444 by Happylife80
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Can i ask if it is normal practise for a solicitor to charge the other party for thier clients costs?
He feels that i have been sent a huge bill because he feels that i have not given him all the evidence requested at fda?

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08 May 18 #501447 by hadenoughnow
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In financial proceedings each party bears their own costs. It is possible for there to be an application for costs if one party has behaved in a way that has racked up the bills - not turning up at hearings, not providing documents ordered by the court etc. The costs order has to be made by a judge, you shouldn't be getting bills from your ex's solicitor without an order.

What have they actually said?

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08 May 18 #501450 by Happylife80
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Yes ex solicitor is going to ask for costs as i cannot (not will not) provide a CETV as i have not beeen able to get one done in time for the FDR?
I have tried and filled out the forms but havent had it completed?
I think its because the ex is struggling to pay his cost really, his solicitor wants any reasin

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09 May 18 #501477 by hadenoughnow
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Have you got a letter from.The pension provider telling you how long the CEV will take?

Also have you got the latest statement of benefits from the pension provider? That will give some idea of the value of the pension.

Threatening a costs order is common practice. It is designed to force action. If you have complied in that you have requested a CEV you just need to show that evidence.

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22 May 18 #501777 by TRT
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It's all based around best endeavours. If you've made your best endeavour to obtain the information, and can prove that, then you've not caused unreasonable cost.

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