Paul Cowdrey's house is being auctioned to pay his legal bill
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Man 'evicted over legal bill' after solicitor complaint

A pensioner from Greater Manchester claims he is being evicted after complaining about the solicitor who handled his father's will.

Paul Cowdrey from Rochdale said his home, part of his late father's inheritance, is being sold to pay a £130,000 legal debt owed to a solicitor.

He said he complained to the Law Society about the amount of hours he was being billed for by solicitor Michael Sandler.

Mr Cowdrey said he was then billed by him for investigating the complaint.

Two High Court judges have ruled Mr Sandler was right but the Solicitors Regulatory Authority described his behaviour as "morally reprehensible".

  • 24 Mar 2014