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puzzledbylaw View Drop Down

Joined: 08/November/2011
Location: Australia
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  Quote puzzledbylaw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: costs assessment of *EDITED*
    Posted: 08/November/2011 at 02:03
I am disputing the fees my lawyer NAME REMOVED has been charging me. My lawyer was from NAME REMOVED in Perth. I have applied to the Family Court of Western Australian for an assessment. After many weeks of waiting, the court delivered a preliminary result. It stated that the claimed amount on one invoice shall be reduced by $6, 000. This was good news. However, the bad news was that I have submitted several invoices to be assessed; the court officer only looked at the first invoice which happened to be on top of the invoices submitted. I have been requesting the Family Court of Western Australia to complete the assessment. However, after many months, I am still waiting for a reply.

I welcome any suggestion and help.   

POST EDITED by Mod to remove identifying information.

Edited by MartinO - 08/November/2011 at 02:11

Don View Drop Down

Joined: 27/May/2011
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  Quote Don Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/November/2011 at 19:32
You may want to edit the thread title too!

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/November/2011 at 23:52
KEep up posting their name online and you'll have more than one bill to worry about.
Not legal advice. Personal opinion only. Seek legal advice from qualified personnel only.

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  Quote LawForYourWebsite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/November/2011 at 16:44
The original costs agreement that you entered into with the firm should have your avenues of complaint set out in the agreement as a general requirement for legal practice. Start there. Most states have a Legal Services Board or Commission to consider complaints about over-charging.

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