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jennyjoan | 17:56 Tue 07th Dec 2021 | Law
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A payout on a claim has been paid to persons I know - it is actually lying in the Solicitor's bank about 3 weeks now.

Can anybody tell me why the Solicitor hasn't paid them. They do need it.

They are sort of glad to get this money so don't want to ring him to find out what the delay is. They feel a bit subservient to the Solicitor.

Any help please.


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perhaps they are working out the final account (ie how much money they are going to take off of it for the work they have done)
that's a pure guess though
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you could be right Bed
There's no harm in asking the solicitor about the delay in payment. He/she shouldn't get shirty about being asked. The solicitor is, after all, your friends' paid servant, in a way.
Don't feel subservient, get them to ring the solicitor's secretary if they don't want to speak with them directly. Ask if a cheque is being sent or will it be a direct payment to their bank account, wait for the answer, and then ask the next question - and will it be within the next 7 days?
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I understand where they come from - when I used to have dealings with Solicitors - I must confess I did feel subservient too.
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The responsibility of ringing is down to one young fella and he won't ring. So I guess if they won't ring - they'll just have to wait.

Myself I just wondered at the delay
Never feel subservient to anyone. She’s paying the solicitor to do a job. She should ring him and find out what’s going on.
best answer naomi24 17.10
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Naomi - grew up - and we were subservient to Solicitors, Clergy, nuns, vicars and many more people we regarded as "higher up authorities".
solicitors are scum - they will cheat you!
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Naomi - he's a he and he is afraid of his own shadow.
I know, JJ. My elderly aunt was going into hospital for an operation and was too afraid to ask the consulant exactly what was wrong with her because ‘you can’t question people like that’. So she went under the knife not knowing what was being done to HER body!

Well, yes you can question people like that - and you should. They’re just people. No different from anyone else. If your friend paid a window cleaner to clean his windows he wouldn’t mind asking him to do an extra one would he? A solicitor is no different. Your friend is paying his wages and paying him well. Tell him to remember that. This sort of thing upsets me … but you’ve probably gathered that. ;o)
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I recall my mum telling me a story of when she was a little girl and a priest had come to her granny's house and he was in full priest's garb. Her granny polished a stool for the priest to sit down.

When he left my mum asked her granny - "granny how do priests do their wee wee". Her granny immediately went "oh Jesus you have blasphemed, I don't know how he goes". My mum adored her granny. That was subservience alright.
Haaaaa! Love it!!! You do make me laugh, Jj. :o)
There's nothing wrong with 'phoning the solicitors to chase them up.

Make sure another call is made if the money's not received by the expected date.
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cbl - don't even think they have been given a date either. They are like frightened *** re the Solicitor
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don't know why that was starred out - was only referring to baby kittens ie pu$$ies.
I don’t suppose you know why Mrs Slocombe’s cat caused much merriment in Are You Being Served?, JJ.
An aunt died & the solicitor acting was trying to sell her house to a relative (of his) for 1/2 what it was worth. I wouldn't trust one as far as I could throw him!
or her

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