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Case settled but not heard from solicitor yet.

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NewNameOldViper Sat 23-Apr-16 12:33:22

I'm wondering if anyone can help with a question I have about compensation after settlement.

My Dd & I (on her behalf )recently settled out of court during a round table settlement meeting after 6 years of stress & a lifetime of struggling,it's a case where liability was admitted straight away & about a catalogue of issues which have left her with problems that will affect her for the rest of her life ,over which time she may continue to get worse.

The settlement meeting was 2 months ago & I have still not heard anything despite emailing the solicitor last week asking if any update ,is this about the standard length of time it takes?
As we left the meeting our solicitor told us that the part of the company that deals with setting up trusts would be in contact with us & that was the last we heard.

I don't want to harass them as really I should've asked at the meeting but my head was all over the place,it was not a pleasant experience at all.

Any advice on this or setting up a trust would be very much appreciated. TIA

NewNameOldViper Sat 23-Apr-16 14:42:31

Hopeful bump

Pisssssedofff Sat 23-Apr-16 14:58:01

I would harass them tbh, that's two months of interest you've lost already

NewNameOldViper Sat 23-Apr-16 15:03:43

That is exactly what Dp has said PissedOff and the amount settled at is already significantly lower than we were told she should expect,we/she just couldn't go through any more.

NewNameOldViper Sat 23-Apr-16 19:33:12

Hopeful bump for the nightwatch

andintothefire Sat 23-Apr-16 20:59:20

Definitely harass them! Two months is a long time not to update you. The solicitors will be used to far more demanding clients than you and are probably prioritising those demanding clients! in my experience settlement agreements are usually drawn up immediately and there is no reason why it should not have been sorted by now.

MissBeaHaving Sun 24-Apr-16 17:11:13

Thank you so much andintothefire,I've only just noticed your reply,I wasn't expecting to get anymore.
I will be on the phone to solicitor first thing in the morning!

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