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    • Does anyone know if a person has the right  to use a lay representative in the family division of the county court? the wording of the Lay representatives(right of audience) order 1999 refers to a county court and stage 1 or tier 1 proceedings and Scots law have a form to fill out for such representation but it isnt clear whether the english system has such a clearly defined right of audience. The MoJ mentions it in some discussion papers as though it is hard and fast but in other documents  it is McKenzie Friends who are written about as if they are the only people allowed other than sols/barristers.   reason why lay rep needed is they can speak and the other side cant object where with McKenzie friend they cant speak on behalf of claimant/respondent and the other party can object to that person being present- which will happen  in this particular case. Ultimately it may well be a discretionary power of the judge but dont want to start off with a bad step.
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    • A claim was issued against you on 30/07/2019 Your acknowledgment of service was submitted on 31/07/2019 at 18:14:49 Your acknowledgment of service was received on 01/08/2019 at 08:05:52 Your defence was submitted on 30/08/2019 at 23:17:46 Your defence was received on 02/09/2019 at 01:06:05 DQ sent to you on 27/09/2019 DQ filed by claimant on 27/09/2019 You filed a DQ on 23/10/2019 Your claim was transferred to BIRMINGHAM on 14/11/2019
    • no local courts can be very slow depending upon case loads.   as long as the org claimform had your correct and current address on it, it's just the above.
    • I've just checked and the status is   "Your claim was transferred to BIRMINGHAM on 14/11/2019"   The last I've heard is the phonemail from mediation. No mail received. Should I be worried about this?
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As some of you will know, I am a blue badge holder in receipt of the higher rate of DLA (mobility). I can walk, but it is very painful and going to town now is avoided if possible.

 

I live about 2 miles from the City Centre and have considered a couple of options. I was considering buying a mobity scooter, either a colapsable one I can take in the boot and then put up once there, or one of the nippy ones (8mph) and drive it all the way there and back.

 

Problem I have is that they are 'grannymobiles' and I am a bloke in my late 40's. Without trying to offend anyone, I don't like the whole image of them. Poxy shopping basket on the front etc. If it had a V8 engine and wide wheels, then great. But no... you know what I mean.

 

Other option is an electric wheelchair, but then I feel like a fraud when I can walk and don't want people getting things from shelves for me when I can get up and do it. But I also don't want to be seen as that bloke in Little Britain either!

 

So. Does anyone know a happy medium for me? I would gladly use one of those two wheel things from USA, but i believe they are illegal here. I am totally open to suggestion, just something that I can ideally sit down on/in and not look like my grandmother.

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Roller skates? :razz:

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I love it! :-D

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Thanks for the replies so far. Roller skates? Behave yourself!:)

 

The last one looks a little more like it. I did a search on google and found a pic. Of a granny and her dog in one. Grrrrrrr!

 

I may be looking for something that doesn't exist of course. I will have to avoid the 4 wheel burgundy red with walnut trim scooters with the wicker basket on the front. It looks as though the cheap and nasty looking 3 wheeler that folds up completely maybe the only viable solution. I have to make sure it has an ignition key though. This is Nottingham and unless it is nailed down it will walk. I even had my walking sticks pinched once whilst I was using the cash point. Couldn't believe it! Running up the road laughing and through them into the road. Luckily a kind person retrieved them for me.

 

Anyway, I diverge. Any more suggestions welcome. I should add, that I am not in the price league for that last one either. It will be a used one I buy.

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I eventually bit the bullet and bought a second hand class 3 mobility scooter that scoots along at 8mph. I have not used it much as I have the same problem as you being a petrol head and loviong V8s etc.

I carry my sticks with me and park up outside the shop and then do the shopping inside however this is only to get bread or milk as a big shopping is very difficult as one has to push a trolley using one stick and hanging onto the trolley to retain your balance. I don't fancy using thsoe zimmer frame type trolleys as it gives me a complex.

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If you are buying a second hand one, there is nothing stopping you from doing it up a bit to make it more fun. :D:p

 

Ride em cowboy!!!!!

 

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That has made my day! I have a photo somewhere of a lady in Skegness riding something that looks like a Harley Davidson, with her blue badge dangling from the steering. I'll try and find it just now.....

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:lol::lol:

 

Bet you can't wait to get one now!! :D


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Update:

 

Bahhhh humbug. Computer says no. Plus the manufacturer has gone bankrupt. When you see this you will understand why I want one.

 

Look up Carver One on You tube. The one with Jenson Button trying it is the best I think.

 

Oh well. Back to the grannymobile then......:(

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HEYYYYY.

 

I'm a granny and I wouldn't be seen using one! :mad:

 

 

 

 

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But not your typical granny!! :p:D


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..... :shock:

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we got a brand new one for sale my hubby 23 and i prefer him in wheelchair it is a tga eclipse scooter folds down for car etc...black and silver very trendy was £1650 new it comes with warrenty..and goes 9 mph...ok it has the detachable basket but comes in handy for my shopping bags lol....has an ignition and you just chaqrge the battery indoors...let me know unless u have found your ideal one..

kind regards

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oh he only tried it twice so it is as new we are nice clean family

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