Yes! It's too complicated to explain the full story here (think Bleak House with knobs on....) but my family is currently on the brink of legal action to recoup monies owed and compensation for fire damage to our property. The police and local drug gangs are involved as well.... it's in the East End of London and makes Eastenders (English tv soap) look tame.
I'm getting increasingly concerned about it as the stress has caused my dad to have a heart attack, so we need a speedy resolution, I'm not sure legal action will provide that so we are pursuing other options in an attempt to avoid the courts. They are very much a place of last resort in my opinion.
I had a guy who was a real cowboy, doing the outside of my home.
He also left the a huge mess, and drove me round the bend.
In all the mess, the house never got finished, and it would have cost me money to take him to court.
One of those dreadful times, women on their own get caught big time.
He was a law-unto-himself.