What are pieces of evidence called in court?
When you go to court, you will give information (called “evidence”) to a judge who will decide your case. This evidence may include information you or someone else tells to the judge (“testimony”) as well as items like email and text messages, documents, photos, and objects (“exhibits”).
Can a judge refuse to look at evidence?
A judge has the power to admit the evidence into the case or keep it out. That’s how a judge can, technically, refuse to look at evidence, as well, regardless whether that would constitute misconduct or not.
Do Lawyers lie about settlements?
If the case doesn’t settle during a settlement negotiation, anything that was said during those negotiations remains privileged. The court noted that although settlement negotiations are confidential, the lawyers are not allowed to lie.
Do lawyers cheat their clients?
Yes, some lawyers lie, cheat and deceive their clients. But they are the exception, and an embarrassment to most lawyers.
Can my lawyer settle my case without me?
As strange as it may sound the answer is yes. Lawyers are client’s agents and as such their actions can bind their clients. If a lawyer agrees to a settlement even if the lawyer does not have or is mistaken about their client’s instructions the settlement agreement can be binding.
What to do if your lawyer is overcharging you?
State or Territory Legal Services Commissioner Depending on the jurisdiction, a complaint must be made within a certain time period (for example, 3 years in New South Wales). If a client believes that they have been overcharged, an application can be submitted to an assessment scheme.
Can I sue my attorney after settlement?
What if my lawyer settles without my consent; can I sue then? Yes you can. However, you would have to prove that your lawyer did so without your authorization because the settlement was far less than what you were truly owed and didn’t effectively represent your case or that the lack of communication was systematic.