High Court costs

Discussion in 'Legal' started by gr9ce, May 16, 2014.

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  1. gr9ce

    gr9ce UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Has anyone been involved in taking a case/appeal to the High Court and is it basically too expensive to contemplate even to get justice? (on a litigant in person basis but after legal input)

    If the appeal concerns clarification of a point of law that would/should not need any trial simply a 'second opinion' is there any hope?
    Posted: May 16, 2014 By: gr9ce Member since: Jul 17, 2011
  2. martin_frost

    martin_frost UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Court fees are not really costly, its solicitor or barrister time that is.
    Posted: May 17, 2014 By: martin_frost Member since: Sep 21, 2013
  3. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    You can't be certain to avoid lawyer's costs by representing yourself - if you lose you will have to pay the other side's costs which can be high. If you are getting legal input include the question of cost.
    Posted: May 18, 2014 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
  4. gr9ce

    gr9ce UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    er yes we have been advised that even abandoning a further appeal will not remove a cost element.

    As litigants in person we won the right to an appeal. At the retrial the verdict unbelievably mirrored that deemed worthy of the original appeal but the only redress is via the high court. The original appeal was to try recouping the original high costs from the other side. These then ended up quadrupled resulting in the impending closure of a business and the sale of a property. The original 'points of law' still exist but it seems we will not be able to afford justice.

    We now wish an appeal had not been granted as costs inflicted were in punishment and not representative of 'work' actually done as no disclosures were serviced. (A point raised and seemingly making no difference)

    I will not bore those here with the details as yet until a final outcome because no one would believe it. Perhaps if there were more 'Plebgate' situations involving MP's whining over legal fees the costs issue of minor cases escalating out of control could be capped in the name of justice.
    Posted: May 18, 2014 By: gr9ce Member since: Jul 17, 2011
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