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Postby SophiaMay2016 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:43 am

A solicitor was appointed to deal with my late fathers estate and despite telephone calls and e-mails asking for an update the lawyer is not communicating. A month ago I visited Cyprus and sat in the lawyers office and was informed probate would be through in 7 to 10 days and the sale of the property a week later; no update has been received and calls not returned.

Please advise if there is a system in Cyprus to complain about the service and what my options could be at this present moment in time.
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Re: Bad service from lawyers

Postby B25 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:52 am

SophiaMay2016 wrote:A solicitor was appointed to deal with my late fathers estate and despite telephone calls and e-mails asking for an update the lawyer is not communicating. A month ago I visited Cyprus and sat in the lawyers office and was informed probate would be through in 7 to 10 days and the sale of the property a week later; no update has been received and calls not returned.

Please advise if there is a system in Cyprus to complain about the service and what my options could be at this present moment in time.


You could complain to the Cyprus Bar, but tbh, that's not going to help you just for poor service.

You could alternatively terminate this lawyer and seek another, but he will charge you and you may have to start the process all over again.

Your best bet, if possible would be to come to Cyprus and pester him at his offices until it's all done. You need probate to make a sale, do you have a buyer waiting?? If not, once probate gets done, settle up and take your file away to an other lawyer where you may have more success.

Sorry you are facing this, but lawyers in Cyprus, IMHO, are a waste of F skin, are a lw unto themselves and cause more problems than they solve. Good luck.
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Re: Bad service from lawyers

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:10 pm

We already mentioned the Cyprus Bar in a past thread with you, and perhaps there is also an EU lawyers bar.

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Re: Bad service from lawyers

Postby Jerry » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:52 pm

The British High Commission in Nicosia publishes a list of lawyers. You could try Louise Zambartas, she's a member of the EnglishLaw Society.
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