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North Cyprus Law | Legal Costs Fiasco

North Cyprus Law - Legal Costs FiascoWITHOUT PREJUDICE

When an injustice takes place and the victim is forced to take the villain to court, it is not unreasonable for the legal representative to expect to be paid for his/her services. This is normally by an agreed fee being paid either up front or in agreed installments.

When the case ends, it is therefore not reasonable for the judge to award costs against the villain whose actions caused the need to spend the money on legal services in the first place. In other words, is it reasonable for the legal representative to expect to keep the costs having been paid for his/her services anyway? Is it right and proper for any legal representative to expect his client to be out of pocket simply in the pursuit of justice?

“justice
n. 1) fairness. 2) moral rightness. 3) a scheme or system of law in which every person receives his/her/its due from the system, including all rights, both natural and legal. One problem is that attorneys, judges, and legislatures often get caught up more in procedure than in achieving justice for all. Example: the adage “justice delayed is justice denied,” applies to the burdensome procedures, lack of sufficient courts, clogging the system with meritless cases, and the use of the courts to settle matters which could be resolved by negotiation. The imbalance between court privileges obtained by attorneys for the wealthy and for the person of modest means, the use of delay and “blizzards” of unnecessary paper by large law firms, and judges who fail to cut through the underbrush of procedure all erode justice. 4) an appellate judge, the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the U. S. Supreme Court, a member of a Federal Court of Appeal, and judges of any of the various state appellate courts. “

So again I ask, should someone who has paid an agreed fee for the job be expected to forgo the right to reimbursement of those costs, so that the legal representative has a ‘bonus’ for doing a job s/he has been paid to do?

I am having a ‘just thinking out loud’ sort of a morning.

Pauline Ann Read

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