WHAT TO SEND
This can only be
generalised, depending on the type of case but there
are some documents which are always needed which are
set out below. Please send hard copies by post.
agreement is, send a legible copy of it especially
including any terms and conditions on the back of
it. If there are any documents or terms and
conditions which are referred to in the agreement
please send those as well. If you have been provided with a
brochure or booklet or any quotation or estimate
please include that or the relevant parts of it.
If there are any
related agreements send copies of them. E.G. In PPI
claims please send a copy of the policy or policy summary.
In h.p. cases please send a copy of the original sale
agreement and any part exchange agreement as well as
the finance agreement.
Any Statements of
Account (in consumer credit work), invoices or
statements (in Debt recovery work) or evidence of cost
or expense (In Damages Claims). In short
documentary proof of what has been paid and what is
correspondence concerning or connected with the
dispute including any relevant e-mails.
If your case has
started, please include copies of the claim (including particulars
of claim), defence, any reply or further
information, any applications or witness statements.
If the case has been allocated a copy of the
allocation questionnaire. If it has been listed a
copy of the listing questionnaire. It is vital you
send copies of all court Orders which have
been made and any Judgment which has been entered.
You must send us a
signed statement setting out what your case is and
what your evidence is. If the other side has
provided you with any statement then supply us with
a paragraph by paragraph commentary on it, admitting
what you do not dispute and denying what you
disagree with and stating the reasons for your
If you rely on
witness evidence (apart from your own evidence) send
a copy of a statement from the witness setting out
that to which he can attest. If you do not have a
statement say what you believe the witness will say.
Please do not send
original documents. Please be aware that we
cannot return documents sent to us (The Public
Access Regulations Requires us to keep them).
Your full name and
full home address with post code and a contract
telephone number and the e-mail address to which you
wish any documents to be sent.
What you want us
We are not
solicitors, so we cannot take over the conduct of
your case. We can advise. If you want written
advice or if you want advice across a table in
conference in Chambers in Liverpool, please state
clearly what you wish us to advise upon.
you wish us to draft a document or documents (e.g. a
Claim or a Defence) please identify the
document you wish us to draft for you. Only use us
for key documents, i.e. important documents you
cannot draft yourself.
If you wish us to
appear at a hearing or conduct a telephone hearing
for you please state the date of the hearing and the
court where it is to be heard.
Please be aware that
we can not undertake urgent work with no or little
notice. The sooner in your dispute you
instruct us the better. If we accept your
instructions we will cope with emergencies or
were previously notified to us.
If we cannot meet
your stated deadlines
we will aim to decline your instructions within 3
working days so that you are not delayed in
instructing another barrister.