Rachel was instructed in a difficult TOLATA claim that had been ongoing for some years. The Defendant was a litigant in person and the parties were unable to agree the terms of instruction for a valuation expert.
An application was made on Rachel’s client’s behalf for a direction from the Court so that the property could be valued. Rachel was successful in persuading the Judge that the terms her client had contended for were correct and a costs order was made in her client’s favour.
Rachel was then instructed to represent her client at the hearing of the Defendant’s application for permission to appeal the court’s decision. By that stage there were so many issues for the court to deal with that the hearing went in to a second day, during which Rachel was able to assist the Claimant in finally obtaining a settlement of the dispute.