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Barrister Not Doing Job

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01 Oct 21 #517814 by carlsimp
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I have a barrister who worked on my case over an house with the ex, the original case all went great and was well impressed. He since agreed to sort out the TR1 form as my ex refusing to sign. He has money on account he has thus far sent 1 email and one letter to the other side. They responded in June since then he has not replied back to the other lawyers despite telling me he will on around 8 seperate occasions, its now October my conveyancer has binned off the case, my mortgage offer ran out yesterday, i borrowed extra to fix the house up has its falling apart and getting worse, yet despite knowing all these, he does nothing but tell me he will write back to them. "I owe them a letter" "i am on a train for 2 hours will write" "i will be in my office in an hour will send them a response" blah blah blah we are now 4 months down the road and he still just gives me lip service how the hell do i get him to do his job. i checked he doesnt have a compliants procedure legal ombdusmen says write a complaint letter then wait 8 weeks. All i want is him to write back to the other lawyer and he could end it so quickly he had them over a barrel last letter but now, its like they paying him to drag it on.

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01 Oct 21 #517815 by rubytuesday
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Have you written the letter of complaint?

Does your original agreement with the barrister include the additional work for the TR1 form?

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01 Oct 21 #517817 by carlsimp
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Hi thanks no the original job was for him to pursue for costs, basically i won the case or he did great, and won costs as well my ex wasn't paying, so his side kick badgered me into paying them to collect the costs. I sent them the money and a day later they were like oh we went to the office and there is a cheque, so im like ok great can i have my 900 pounds back and to that they were like well they were late so you should charge them anyway. So i said well ok has she isn't signing the TR1 form and messing me about go for and you can keep it, i just want TR1 forms sorting which was agreed they would get the forms signed.

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01 Oct 21 #517818 by carlsimp
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No i haven't complained as such yet i have emailed a few times asking if he could sort but no official complaint, i dont really want to i dont stand much chance against a barrister, i just think its out of order to continue telling me he will write to them and does nothing.

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01 Oct 21 #517821 by hadenoughnow
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Why don't you just deal with the other side directly?? Writing letters is not usually part of a barrister's role. There is nothing to stop you writing yourself.

If she is actually refusing to cooperate it won't matter how many letters you write. You will likely need to make a D11 application to the court for enforcement. It is possible to ask the judge to either sign the paperwork or permit a solicitor to do so if she does not sign in a given time, usually 14 days.

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01 Oct 21 #517822 by hadenoughnow
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Why don't you just deal with the other side directly?? Writing letters is not usually part of a barrister's role. There is nothing to stop you writing yourself.

If she is actually refusing to cooperate it won't matter how many letters you write. You will likely need to make a D11 application to the court for enforcement. It is possible to ask the judge to either sign the paperwork or permit a solicitor to do so if she does not sign in a given time, usually 14 days.

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02 Oct 21 #517827 by carlsimp
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Because this is just part of it, the other side have sent another letter which may lead to court and i dont want to drop myself in it responding to this part of it and yeh i totally agree a barristers job is not to send letters emails etc so why say he will? why not say i should do this that or the other, why have me messing around for 4 months telling me he will send the other side a letter and not do????

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