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19 Dec 18 #505424 by imblue
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Long story short I have just found out my solicitor isn't actually a solicitor, only found out because I was told I needed to see an accountant or solicitor about capital gains tax, when I was informed mine only works in family law, via franchise, and this new solicitor feels he isn't fighting for me. Im due to go to court January, is it too late to change. This new one is also a barrister and actually charges less per hour than the one I have got. He cant even get the questions right for the court putting the respondent instead of the applicant. Its the same guy who never replied to my exs solicitor, whereby I had my exes form E delivered by hand. I have lost all confidence in him. This new one has said why isn't he chasing up the ID theft, because then there is more to fight my ex in court along with everything else he has done. Please can someone say if its ok to change at such a late stage.

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19 Dec 18 #505425 by Under60
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You are the one who pays for the services, you choose who you like!
Someone you feel is better fighting your corner/ you have more faith in has got to be the way to go.
Good luck

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20 Dec 18 #505430 by imblue
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Oh thank you so much, that has put my mind at rest, I will be so glad when this is all over, I cant believe the one I have had for a year has given no advice at all, only told me not to worry. I guess she cant be any worst than the one I have, who doesn't seem to have any fight in him.

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23 Dec 18 #505460 by stay positive
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I feel your pain, I advise anyone who is not happy with their solicitor to get rid of them no matter if it costs you to do so. In the long run you will be better off.

Mine was negligent didn't do what I instructed him to do, didn't return calls or answer emails, I kept thinking it was late in the day to change. BIG MISTAKE.

You pay for a service so you call the shots.

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