Dear Learned members,
In a criminal case, a lawyer I had hired, silently filed an application (without informing me that he was going to do that, or discussing with me about it, needless to say without discussing fees), gave negative result (magistrate disposed it off/rejected it), and now he has sent me a bill specific to this particular service. Needless to say, his purpose was extracting money from me. Bill amount is not small, approx. (70K). How should I respond to his bill? Am I bound to pay him?
In summary, before filing, I had no information about it; after filing, he immediately sent me the bill.
He is now indirectly threatening me with damage in my case, as well as filing suit for recovery of his fees.
I do not have the sums he is asking for. Please suggest what to do in order to avoid paying him this amount.