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#1 User is offline   greg 

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 08:02 PM

This is a similar story to myself and another I know of.
We both had out of court settlements which the lawyers claimed all[less tax].
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 04:33 PM

If you are considering SUING anybody (including ACC) and have a Barrister/Solicitor on board it is your right to ask them for an estimated COST of proceedings and any appeal/s that may happen to come about in the course of those proceedings.

If the COST is prohibitive then it is up to you whether you proceed in the knowledge that you may WIN and LOSE all in the same breath because the legal fee's will eat up any compensation payment that you may be awarded.

Remember also that Legal Aid is only a LOAN (advance) and if you WIN they will be the first to reimburse themselves out of any compensation payment and normally the legal fee's will be far in excess of any legal aid advancement, especially if you win a compensation settlement.

That's how QC's, Barrister's and Soliciotors make their money. Be aware of the COSTS and ask first so you don't get an unexpected surprise later.


Tipster007 ;)
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 07:16 PM

I would now agree to your knowledge. Then as most of the mislead
IP. was that these legals were out to undo wrongs done to us.
Little did I know that I was being screwed bad, and had to offer 10% of
the back payments ,plus 9% of all future ERC, or we don't care.

Believe this as it is TRUE.
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Posted 23 January 2004 - 05:58 PM

Were you dealing with Wakefields in Christchurch?? :(
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Posted 23 January 2004 - 07:14 PM

No Quinten Mines,llb, Hamilton. now Taylor & Co.
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 03:20 PM

Tell me more, how can the High Court get around these legal fees?

I am facing at the moment $2,000.00 for review costs. ACC only have to pay $300 to 400.00 so I am left with the rest.

Worth it to hear the reviewer already admitted the original decision to disentitle WAS made under the wrong legislation which should invalidate not only the decision but all the proceedings since then.....which would include Beattie's judgement. Remains to be seen whether this reviewer has the guts to override a Judges decision won't it?

I should know within two weeks.

Just waiting....with anticipation and a confident and intelligent lawyer who is a gem.

Lori :wub:
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