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9 months 4 weeks ago #509935 by alreid1612
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At the end of the process I wish to report the opposition's solicitors to the appropriate regulatory authority. How do I do this ie who do I write to. Second, the individual concerned is on the legal 500 1st tier family solicitor's. How do I inform that body of either misconduct or incompetence in order to affect their rating. It is not good enough to claim they were only following their client's instructions. Following order does not defend a soldier's actions on the battlefield. Why on earth should it be used to defend solicitors behaviour?

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9 months 4 weeks ago #509937 by rubytuesday
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Are you a party to the proceedings?

Might be worth having a read of this thread - www.wikivorce.com/divorce/Divorce-Advice...sides-solicitor.html

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9 months 4 weeks ago #509945 by alreid1612
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Thank you Ruby Tuesday. Interesting thread. I think mine is a bit different. There was a Form E of 10 years ago plus a D81 at the conclusion of the dissent order. This year there has been another Form E. There is key information in the 2019 Form E ie date of [url=Resources/Library/Cohabitation-and-Separation_s33_m1852.html ]separation[/url] etc amount of money spent on properties that is different from previous court documents signed by the same firm and client. At best it is incompetent at worst it is dishonest. As are lies to my solicitor that the client that completed full disclosure on bank accounts when he clearly hasn't and after I have proven to them he hasn't even covered all the live bank accounts.

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9 months 4 weeks ago #509946 by alreid1612
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I don't accept this following the client's instructions malarkey. That is so wet. We all have a choice how we conduct ourselves and if that is to bully, circumvent, intimidate, financially penalise the defendant etc in order to further a malevolent man's wishes to achieve his perspective of 'justice', don't be surprised if you are called out for it and if one forms a pretty poor opinion of whether we have a justice system or not. It increasingly seems to me that the court is pretty powerless when there is such a disparity in resources between conflicting parties.

Sorry I am becoming cynical about this. I apologise.

But I do not know what to do.

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9 months 4 weeks ago #509947 by rubytuesday
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Your profile says you are the partner of a divorcing person and previous posts mention your partner is the one getting divorced. If so, and you are not a party to the proceedings then you can not raise a complaint as an individual.

If this isn't the case and you are the one divorcing, then you may have redress if the other side's sols has conducted themselves improperly.

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9 months 4 weeks ago #509948 by alreid1612
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Yes its my partner's case not mine although of course I pick up the angst. I will ensure she raises the complaint - I presume best conducted at the conclusion of the case, unless you think it is best to flag it up early?

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9 months 4 weeks ago #509955 by rubytuesday
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I will ensure she raises the complaint


That is surely her decision to make? I'm not sure you realise that this statement sounds just a teeny weeny bit controlling :s

Does she want to continue to be involved in a stressful legal dispute? Or would she prefer to put it behind her, and focus on her life ahead of her with you?

It's worthwhile reading the SRA guidelines on how to complain about a solicitor and what they consider to be a valid complaint and breach of professional ethics/code of conduct.

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