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  1. Something similar was highlighted in London a few years ago. Beggars were travelling from the suburbs into London by train - Journalists discovered that the beggars were then returning to their homes at the end of the day, usually £300-500 better off !!
  2. Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read this and for any input you may have. I've received a default costs certificate from preston county court saying i owe £7000 to a solicitors/insurance company who i had a personal injury claim against (passenger in a car accident and my driver was at fault). turns out my solicitor at the time filled a notice of discontinuent to the court and pulled out my claim without my consent back in july 2010 and ive heard nothing about it untill now. on the 9/4/13 i received a copy of the default cost certificate from there solicitors stamped and dated 9 january 2013. I've now got another solicitor looking at a possible case of professional negligence against the solicitor who delt with my claim but there threatening me with further action if i dont pay up. I've no savings to pay it and my incomings only just cover my outgoings but there charging £1.52 a day interest. i live with my partner and child in a mortgaged house with no equity possibly negative, and nothing to sell to raise funds to pay. what can i do or what can they do? i dont want to loose my home. please help. thanks
  3. ok, here we go: Unfortunately I had to take my previous employer to the Employment Tribunal. They spent over 20k just on a solicitor and I have to admit he was really good so I had no chance to win. They tried to claim that money from me but thanks God the judge decided as follows: "The Claimant is ordered to pay £150 to the Respondent towards the Respondent's costs." "In setting the amount I have taken into account what the Claimant tells me about her financial situation at the moment. That said she is, through the help of her husband, managing to cover rent and living expenses and in my view would be at least be able to pay the above sum in a reasonable period in instalments of, for example, £15 per month as soon as she does have an income" The document was issued on 03/08/12 and sent to me on 07/08/12. I am in a seriously difficult financial situation and simply didnt treat it as urgent as other costs like rent, food etc. Few days ago a bailiff knocked to my door and showed me Attendance To Remove for £1126.43 !!!! I did NOT let him enter my property and said I have to contact my legal aid for help. He said will come back within 7 days and the charges/fees will be higher. On my request he showed me a copy of Writ of Fi Fa. From that document I see that my ex employer raised the case in County Court on the very same day as the ET cost order issued - 03/08/12. On that date I didnt even know that the cost order exist! If Im not wrong the ET Judge decission gives me about 10 months for repayment. My financial situation hasnt changed within 1 day! Is it ok that their started the whole process so soon? Obviously I was not informed about any of these steps taken against me. No even a single letter was sent to me. I live with my husband and our situation is getting very very bad. We can barely pay off our monthly instalments for other debts which is £600 a month all together. That writ of fi fa is simply killing us now. My ex-employer is a multimillionaire company and I dont believe it makes them any difference if I pay now or later. They just want a revenge. I am happy to pay that £150 straight away and finish the whole case asap. I want to apply for 'stay of execution' and set aside. I have n244 and ex160 forms ready to be send. Just need someone to help me write a statement/explanation to the court. My english isnt that good so please I beg for help.
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