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    • wannaberich41
    • By wannaberich41 12th Oct 16, 3:34 PM
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    Claim against a university
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    • 12th Oct 16, 3:34 PM
    Claim against a university 12th Oct 16 at 3:34 PM
    I'm wanting to put a claim in against a uni and wonder if anyone can recommend a solicitor who do no win no fee please. Problems from day 1. Teachers not turning up. Poor quality teaching. Very long story. Basically if I said I was buying a Porsche car I ended up with a push bike for the same price of car. Formal complaint done but don't seem interested.
    Things will get better day by day.
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 12th Oct 16, 3:49 PM
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    don't you need to wait to see the outcome of the formal complaint?
    Did you follow the complaints procedure exactly?

    Are they a ' proper' university?

    https://www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised/overview

    Is this the same one you posted about on this thread?
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5386443
    Last edited by hollydays; 12-10-2016 at 3:52 PM.
    • wannaberich41
    • By wannaberich41 12th Oct 16, 3:52 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 3:52 PM
    It's a college running uni courses.

    Yes followed procedure.
    Things will get better day by day.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 12th Oct 16, 4:38 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 4:38 PM
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    You're unlikely to get a no win no fee solicitor as costs can no longer be claimed from the other side - they would need to be paid from any damages you were awarded and are capped at 25% of the damages (which means if you were claiming - for example - £3000, the most a solicitor could recoup would be £750 (and solicitors cost a lot more than that even for simple cases).

    However if the amount you're claiming is under the small claims limit (£10,000 currently I think) then you should be able to do it yourself as small claims are generally less formal and more forgiving.

    First though, you should write a letter before action to the supplier informing them how they have breached the contract and how much you are claiming for. If you need help with what a letter before action looks like, google it (title it letter before action, keep it as straightforward as possible and give them a deadline to respond while making it clear what will happen if they dont - ie you'll issue legal proceedings against them at which point their liability for costs may increase).

    You need to be able to prove your losses though.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 12th Oct 16, 4:48 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 4:48 PM
    OP, what did The Office of The Independent Adjudicator have to say?
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 12th Oct 16, 6:48 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 6:48 PM
    Have you tried speaking to the Student Union?
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