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Historic Debt Team Letter, A ten-year old conviction comes to light
tocsin1
post Tue, 7 Aug 2018 - 12:44
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Hello, I'm trying to help out a friend and I want to check with the experts on here what she should do. In 2008 (ie, almost ten years ago), she fell behind on payments for a car and it was seized by bailiffs. Then last month (July 2018), she received a letter from the Historic Debt Team asking for payment of a fine related to a conviction in March 2009. This was followed up two weeks later by a "further steps notice", at which point she phoned up and was told it related to a speeding incident in October 2008 (which is about ten days after the bailiffs had seized the car). I've advised her to make a SD at her local magistrate's court and this is now lined up for ten days' time. I'm now looking for advice on what is likely to happen at the hearing and what she should do. I don't know for sure, but I would guess the conviction is for FTF rather than speeding. If so, what should she do?

Many thanks in advance for helping me help someone very concerned.

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post Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 12:05
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I'd suggest asking for a refund if the advice you've been given is clearly incorrect ... and finding a different advisor.
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post Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 20:25
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QUOTE (Irksome @ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 13:05) *
I'd suggest asking for a refund if the advice you've been given is clearly incorrect ... and finding a different advisor.

I'd drop a hint that if a refund is not forthcoming, a complaint to the Solicitors Regulation Authority might follow.


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post Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 23:08
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I've been in touch with the solicitor and he has reviewed his advice and concluded that he got this point wrong. Where we go from here hangs on the outcome of the case management hearing. Whilst I acknowledge that the legal advice received first time around could have been better, embarking upon a formal complaints procedure feels disproportionate and I would rather focus my efforts on the matter in hand. I shall post again when I have sight of the outcome of the case management hearing.
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post Mon, 1 Oct 2018 - 00:32
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Case dismissed. As ever, thanks to all for the support.
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post Mon, 1 Oct 2018 - 08:28
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Common sense prevailed, well done.


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