Lindsay Lohan has been criticised by her own legal team for allegedly failing to keep in contact and sort out a date for a deposition in an ongoing court battle.

The Mean Girls star is embroiled in legal proceedings with photographer Grigor Balyan, who alleges he was hit by her car outside a nightclub in Los Angeles in 2010. He filed a lawsuit against the actress last year (12), and recently lodged legal documents claiming Lohan has repeatedly failed to appear for a deposition as part of the ongoing legal drama.

Balyan also took aim at Lohan's lawyer, Julia Azrael, who is representing the star in the case, insisting she was responsible for making sure her client gave testimony.

However, Azrael has now hit back, claiming she has been unable to contact the actress.

In court documents, obtained by, she writes, "I have made many efforts to convince Lohan to appear for her deposition. I do not know how to reach her directly."

Balyan claims to have suffered orthopaedic and neurological injuries when he was hit by a car driven by Lohan's assistant while he was taking pictures outside a nightclub in Hollywood.