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Welcome to my blog. My pen name is Eva James. I'm an aspiring writer paying the bills working as a legal secretary. Relentlessly bullied by my former boss, I looked for another job but the recession hit. Feeling trapped, I recorded everything in this blog, which serves as a revealing insight into workplace bullying. WEEK 1 starts the story and, as the weeks progress, you'll note what starts as banter soon spirals out of control. Sadly, it's all true. Whilst along the way I've found alternative employment, my passion for blogging about workplace bullying remains. Trevor Griffiths, legendary theatre, TV and film writer said at the outset, "I like the writing a lot: smart, cool, placed. If you were prepared/able to take your prick of a boss on, you'd marmelise him."

Thursday, 1 July 2010

WEEK 78 Jarndyce v Jarndyce

There was a delay. The first time round HOWARD and his pals signed the Compromise Agreement, but they forgot to date it, rendering it invalid until it was sent back.

Would you want HOWARD and his pals to act for you? They can’t even get the ‘sign and date’ section of a legal document right first time.

Still, we got there in the end. It’s now legally binding.

I rushed off and bought my solicitor and his secretary a present to say thank you for their help. I know they were only doing their jobs. Plus he’s already getting his £7,050 fee for three months work. Can you believe this includes a slight discount? It’s the biggest bill I’ve had in my life.

I’ll never complain about council tax again.

In a few weeks time, if the case had gone on, my solicitor’s fees would have shot up again. If he hadn’t made me see sense, by Christmas I’d owe my solicitor a small fortune and had no settlement left to pay him.

My solicitor and Dickens’ fictional Chancery lawyers share the same advice about Chancery Court and the Employment Tribunal:-

"Suffer any wrong that can be done you rather than come here!"

It’s a £7,050 lesson, but I’m grateful to my solicitor.

You can put a price on education.

Lots of love,

Eva x

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