Are you a new lawyer? Are you perennially desperate for cases, mostly because you are super into “eating regularly” and “not freezing to death”? What would you do if these parents came wandering into the Starbucks booth you are currently calling an office? They seem upper middle class-ish, so they’re probably good for the money. They have a little kid, who is probably an adorable moppet, if you like that sort of thing. But they also want to sue the parents of a another no doubt adorable little moppet for…not showing up at their kid’s birthday party, because that is a perfectly rational thing to do.
Alex Nash, from Cornwall, was invited to the party just before Christmas.
An invoice for £15.95 was sent by his schoolfriend’s mother Julie Lawrence, who said Alex’s non-attendance left her out of pocket and his parents had her details to tell her he was not going.
Alex’s father Derek said he had been told he would be taken to the small claims court for refusing to pay.
Oh thank Christ. At least these awful people are planning on doing this nonsense lawsuit themselves, because we’d like to think that even you, broke baby lawyer, are not silly enough to pursue this lawsuit. Besides, the parents are being blindingly horrible without your help, thanks.
[Alex’s] parents said they had no contact information for Ms Lawrence at that time.
They found the invoice in a brown envelope in his schoolbag last week.
Mr Nash said: “It was a proper invoice with full official details and even her bank details on it.
If there’s any justice, hopefully the Nash family is already drowning in offers of free legal help for this. Do you think they can countersue? Now that is a case you should consider taking.
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