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28 Apr 10 #201193 by krth1985
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is this the same as 'legal aid'?

Anyway, I have a quick question. ecieved a letter from the court today:

Upon hearing the solicitor for the applicant...blah blah blah

It is ordered that:

There be a detailed assessment of the applicants costs pursuant to paragraph 4 of the community legal service order 2000.

The applicant is my ex.

What does it mean? Why would the judge order this? (I wasnt at the court because i could not make it, but wrote to the judge etc)

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28 Apr 10 #201215 by .Charles
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The order is to allow the costs incurred by your ex's solicitor to be assessed by the court pursuant to the Community Legal Service Order 2000.

The Legal Services Commission defers authority to the court to assess costs when cases in the County Court exceed costs of £2500 exclusive of VAT. In order to act upon that authority the court has to make the order which you are asking about.

There is nothing to worry about - as long as you don't have to pay it that's all that counts.


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28 Apr 10 #201216 by krth1985
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Its already cost me £5000. I was just thinking could the judge say that she can no longer receive public funding because she is dragging this out because it isnt costing her anything??

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