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    • You're like, super helpful and unhelpful at the same time lol.   What do I search for, I searched form 4, and nothing, I searched claiming compensation and nothing about this.   I can't find the top squares logo.   Can you post a link or tell me what to search.   Sorry if I'm slow.
    • use our custom google search box  click our top squares logo it should appear on that page   dx
    • Apologies, I haven't used a forum for years!!   I defo wish to keep the 2 issues separate, sorry!   My only issue I need help with is the increased compo for marstons - if possible.   I don't know anything about claiming compo etc. (I only recently found out one of the NHS biggest costs are NDA payouts)   I don't know what form 4 is; so far, they've offered £250 and I haven't accepted or denied it.   So yeah, can you forward me to some more info?   Also, usually I'm good at google etc. but I can't find many stories on this stuff, regarding PCN/TFL etc.   Thanks again!
    • ok things are getting clearer...   I've merged 2 of your posts for clarity and removed the swearing, (behave please) I've also taken down the two images you posted should you wish to post things up please use PDF so we can zoom easily and don't forget to redect them read upload carefully.   I think you need to continue to keep the two thing sep. those being increased compo for marstons- if possible ( if you are raising a form 4? complaint through the court - it might be better you don't? - they are very hard to justify and can be costly - so the fact it might not be moving forward could be a good thing, but listen to others here too) and the issue of the PCN wasn't justified - which you need to further expand on please.   the more info you post up the better please but please use multipage PDF files only and carefully redact them    
    • Thanks for trying btw! It's kinda in 2 parts.   1 is that the PCN wasn't justified in the first place and I wasn't aware it had escalated. I received the initial fine from TFL which I challenged and heard nothing back from (for 5 months). Then another letter from a separate PCN which made me email TFL to inquire what was going on but again, heard nothing back.   (BTW I can see how confusing this is so thanks again for trying)   So, I had no idea my car was at the risk of being taken - that's the first part.   No 2. is:   I got a phone call saying my car was on the back of a truck round the corner from mine (they hadn't left any notices or anything, and the car was parked directly outside my house). My friend said they were attaching the straps and securing it to the van (so I think they got it on the back of the van and moved it before securing it).   When I ran round the corner I saw the EA's van. I went upto it and asked what was going on. He was rude and told me to go away. Then after I kept knocking he got out the van and was aggressive and refused to ID himself or tell me why he had my car.   He shouted at me, was rude and unprofessional, he then left with my car. I complained to Marstons and asked for the bodycam footage.   They gave me the footage but it was clearly edited and cut short (because in the beginning of the footage he was the most aggressive).   They then told me he wasn't required to have the camera turned on when he's in the van, only when he's 'actively pursuing a warrant' and I was only allowed the footage I was in. (which is 2 different things) So I asked them to clarify which is true.   Anyway, I reviewed the footage and sent in my complaint (talking about what happened in the footage) They replied and said they watched the footage and disagreed with everything I said.   So I wrote a more in depth response with the CIVEA code to reference + the TFL EA guide etc.    Then they asked for more time, called me and finally apologised and admitted he had acted untoward and was in the wrong.   They then offered me the goodwill payment.   This has taken up weeks of my time, caused me serious trauma and PTSD and even after I complained WITH video evidence, they still initially denied it which means they officially lied, on record, while representing TFL.   I told TFL what was happening they said I had to continue with Marstons etc.   £250 goodwill isn't enough, the car cost £800 to get out, the suspension is messed up and I'd like to claim compensation for everything.   I don't know if that makes me sound like i'm money grabbing or whatever but they shouldn't be allowed to get away with it.   The police had to come before they could call an ambulance cause I was having a panic attack and it was a HORRIBLE experience.    So any help would be great please    I have the whole file from Resolver in a ZIP file but it's a lot of writing and I think you've read enough of my writing to last a life time!   I did a statutory declaration of OOT, got it signed by the court etc. but it was rejected.   I then tried to take them to court but it cost £250 I think which I don't have. You can get it for free if your low income but they wanted bank statements that I couldn't get. They're waiting for me to reply with documents to get a free court date.    did you receive any of the pcn's - was that why you appealed? - Yes, sorry!   unless it's trying secure a greater level of compo from marstons? - Yes, sorry!   For the record I just saw this pop up, read it and now feel much less guilty about my enquiry!
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Hi all,

 

Could somebody tell me how we go about getting someone to represent us in a hearing?

 

We have an ongoing case with x- big bank -x, very complicated (misrepresentation, missold PPI, unfair relationship, no credit agreement blah blah blah ... dodgy employee who wanted to line her own pockets). Another application notice and directions hearing yesterday, and whilst both the judge and their paralegal were on our side, it made me realise I'm not cut out for standing up in court and arguing a case, even though I can do it on paper and when I practice. If it was a small amount, I'd go ahead, but this is a claim for £11k, counterclaim of £14k (fast track). On paper we can't lose, but in court I might mess up.

 

Legal aid isn't an option (we get DLA for our son, disability premium on tax credits takes our income to high). Local CAB are a waste of time

 

Do we just contact local solicitors? (we don't need any paperwork doing, just someone to read through and stand up in court for us). Haven't a clue where to start looking. The final hearing isn't until next January ('fast' track LOL)

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Surely just look in your local yellow pages or ask friends for recommendations.Are you the claimant ?.............Andy

I think you may find that a local solicitor would instruct counsel (i,.e a Barrister to actually be in court), which is rather pricey.

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We're defending, but the counterclaim is bigger than their claim. I don't want to lose just because I fall to pieces in court

I've never dealt with solicitors before, is there a special term for someone lower down than a barrister but who does a similar thing? I sound really thick, I know:sad: They had a paralegal yesterday, is that what we need? It's set for a 1 day trial

I did ok yesterday and got my points across (our 2 applications got through, their application for wasted costs didn't, so I suppose we won), but the judge tried tangling me up (in a good way, to let me know what we're in for) and their paralegal rescued me a few times (can't expect that on the big day)

 

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EErr..Dunno much about trams for legal represntives I'M AFRAID...I was in similar situation (I was applicant) and it would of been fast track too, but recently defendant has agreed to settle for reasonaBle sum so Ive accepted that which now means no trial :). Ive been in small claims ones before and fast track does sound rather daunting but I was prepared to go it alone without solicitor, but rather glad I didnt have to.Andy

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We'd be happy to settle, their £11k cancel our £14k and we'll lose £3k, but they won't move an inch. PPI added when OH had no income (his loan) and they won't even move on that. The wheels of the big machine are in motion, and they want their pound of flesh ... their paralegal wondered if they'd bothered to read the defence!

 

The fast track doesn't seem to be any different to small claims (been in small claims before) ... same judges, same room, it's the huge amount of money (huge to us anyway) at stake that niggles at the back of your mind. If it was next week I'd just jump in and get on with it, but I'm going to stress about it for the next 6 months which will make me even worse

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Don't fret about not being able to do it - I'm having to go to Court today to help a mentally ill friend keep his home. And we've engaged a solicitor with "higher rights" because I cannot do this for my friend - far too complex and like you I'm afraid i would mess it up for him.

 

I'm not sure what those "higher rights" mean exactly, and perhaps one of our experts could explain, but it maybe that this is the sort of solicitor you need.

 

Good luck, you have plenty of time to find someone.

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Thanks Jackie and Wayne, it gives me a phrase to search for that might get rid of the 10 zillion no win no fee results.

 

Good luck with your hearing today.

 

A woman in court yesterday before us was in there for a minimal amount of rent arrears. Her housing benefit is 75p a week short ... felt like paying it for her.

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Its a different room in my local court, I think more of an actual court room as opposed to small claims which are basically just held in judges offices, the judge also poijted out they'd have their wigs on as if that might be initimadting or something, seems a strange comment, I mean if people find the wigs intimadating (an issue that has been bought up before when cases involve children) than thats a good reason to get rid of them !........................Just a though as its a PPI type claim, is there not someone willing to take it on on a no win-no fee basis ?Andy

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Don't fret about not being able to do it - I'm having to go to Court today to help a mentally ill friend keep his home. And we've engaged a solicitor with "higher rights" because I cannot do this for my friend - far too complex and like you I'm afraid i would mess it up for him.

 

I'm not sure what those "higher rights" mean exactly, and perhaps one of our experts could explain, but it maybe that this is the sort of solicitor you need.

 

Good luck, you have plenty of time to find someone.

 

 

"Higher Rights" is just an additional course a solicitor takes to enable him/her to speak in the higher Court, which is usually the reserve of Counsel.

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Only a small part of it is PPI ... it's mainly misrepresentation (we've had to be very careful not to get into the realms of fraud). Information commissioner & trading standards would have taken it on, but they issued the claim before we got the proof. It's taken almost 18 months to get the proof through disclosure, needed to go to court yesterday for my customer notes which is the final bit of proof ... they gave me them just before the hearing, then wanted wasted costs for the hearing which was only about the wasted costs. If they'd given me them when we first asked for them over a year ago, we wouldn't have needed the bloomin hearing ... never underestimate how sneaky they can be.

 

Had a look at the 'higher rights' thing and it's something to do with higher courts. Looks like we'll need a solicitor to instruct a barrister.

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I've had a PM with some info (no dodgy links, it's ok lol), but for the benefit of others, barristers can do 'public access' work. Going to search for public access chambers and see what turns up in my area.

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Hi I am in a similar position and I wondered if you found somebody to represent you at the hearing? I would be really interested in your comments.Thanks

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