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VIC Lawyers Backed Out During Employment Law Case - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by john coles, 25 November 2015.

  1. john coles

    john coles Active Member

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    I have a no win no fee case in Employment law. 1 week prior to the start of Trial, after lawyers have done all paperwork for the Trial at Federal Court, they decided they could no longer represent me. I was threatened with a change of Judge and suddenly the lawyers got me to Terminate them. I lost around $4000.

    It's too late to find new lawyers.

    Where would I stand?
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    You can usually postpone trial dates in time for you to obtain new representation. You would have to apply to the court for new dates.
     
  3. john coles

    john coles Active Member

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    G'day Sophea,

    Thanks, but I went in alone and represented myself, 4 days Federal Court against 3 Solicitors, a Barrister and a Judge. Not bad for a year 9 drop out, lol. Well, not really. I lost, lol. I'm still going for them, just wanted to know if I had any legal rights to get my money back from my lawyers who ran.

    Cheers
     
  4. Rod

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    What reason did they give for dropping the case?
     

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