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Acknowledgment from other party lawyer

G'day All

I know this might be a stupid question (I know the only stupid question is one not asked)

How to I get the other party  lawyer to even acknowledge letters that I send to them be it mail, email of fax.  I faxed a letter to them and documents that a agreed to provide and ask to acknowledge reciept in writing to my address and I never receive any acknowledgment.  Do I just keep faxing the same document every day hour on the hour until I get some form of acknowledgment.  I know I can't do that but it bothers me that they think they time is more valuable than mines.

Cheers
I always sent things registered mail if I wanted to prove the documents arrived, in the document I always put a reply by date. If really pushed to make sure they had the letter I also rang after receiving the signed receipt and checked with their assistants or office person.

Never sent anything by E-mail and always rung after I sent a fax to make sure all pages had been received. And always record conversations in a diary or phonically.

If no response is made then when writing a letter of inquiry refer to the previous correspondence as if it had been received by them denoting said dates, referenced situations etc and reflect on what action will now be taken.

Basically this will accumulate evidence to show you have done your best to ensure correspondence has been delivered and they have not responded.

Hope it gives you a few ideas all best D4E
Consider sending registered mail.
Ask the solicitor if they have any complaints before the Law Council might get their attention, but should not be put in writing.
Constantly faxing and keeping the advices that acknowledge that the fact has sent, attach them to an affidavit and serve the affidavit on them might also get their attention.

What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
Try phoning the lawyer's assistant or secretary and simply ask, "did you receive xyz….?".
You don't need to ask the lawyer. He or she will probably just ask the secretary to deal with the request anyway.
Registered mail is good.

If you are faxing, do you have a letter from the solicitor saying it is acceptable to fax.

Does your fax provide a transmission slip, showing that the fax at the other end has recieved.

Keeping track by a diary is acceptable proof.
Call the solicitor's offices and record the name of the person who confirmed, the date and the time.

Often, solicitor's minimise this form of interaction to reduce the fees they charge their clients.

It was a shock at first, as I'm used to having everything acknowledged in business.

Do remember, always acknowledge everything sent to you by the solicitor. It can be as simple as, "I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated".

Don't re-fax things because you are not sure they went through. This may be used against you later to try to claim you are a vexatious litigant.

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Artemis said
Registered mail is good.

If you are faxing, do you have a letter from the solicitor saying it is acceptable to fax.

 
One needs permission to send a fax to a solicitor, I was not aware of this requirement.  I thought in this day and age faxes as a normal way of doing business.  The fax number is on their letter head.

 
Artemis said
 Keeping track by a diary is acceptable proof.  Call the solicitor's offices and record the name of the person who confirmed, the date and the time.
 

I will do that in the future. Thanks for the advice I will start a diary.


 
Artemis said
Often, solicitor's minimise this form of interaction to reduce the fees they charge their clients.
I hate to say this but I'm not concern about their fees that is between the lawyer and the ex.  I sent letters by post and never received and acknowledgement.  Will start sending them Registered Post.   Still will not get a reply but will have proof I sent something to the lawyer. 

Cheers
Hey again newguy,

It's not so much asking permission to fax but more to the point creating credibility. If you have requested acknowledgment from the solicitor that they accept faxed information then this form of communication has been agreed upon, if they say no then you are aware that all written communication must be in letter form. Dotting I's crossing T's and leaving nothing to chance or interpretation.

Your children's mother may well have directed her counsel not to respond to what she considers trivial matters to reduce cost to herself. Then it becomes a legal representative following direction and they will not be concerned about responding.

You may be able to draft a more effective letter after reading the resources available on this site, perhaps they are not taking your points seriously or they already have an excuse as to why they need not respond.

A lot of these things come back to one persons shoulders and when they were on mine I did most things in triplicate to assure myself I had every base covered.

Sent registered mail, requested response in that correspondence and rang office person to make sure they received letter.

Kept diary, transposed diary and printed transposition.

Made phone call, recorded phone call transposed phone call and printed transposed conversation.

You get the idea, leaving nothing in the hands of others that way you will not be disappointed or shocked and you will have the confidence you have the evidence.

There are of course certain key issues that you must express in every form of communication that need to be embossed every time.

    

  
Credibility is the key word, thanks D4E. It is very easy for a desparate solicitor to paint an SRL as "unreliable". It is also typical for a solicitor to paint SRLs as vexatious litigants (ie silly and painful to deal with).

I have experienced a solicitor complaining about being emailed. They wanted fax's and letters. But they would email us documents.

This was bought up at trial that we were "abusing" email.

So, my point about having an "agreement" about how you will communicate is to remove any argument when you get to court.

Don't assume that because normal business people transact by fax and email that solicitor's will.

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