Professional Negligence Claim Against Solicitor
Solicitors are highly trained professionals and are held in a very high regard. Solicitors are also subject to a high degree of regulation. The nature of their work means that they are trusted by their clients, and they are expected to carry out their job to a high level of satisfaction.
On some occasions, the standard of work may fall below what a client expects, and that may result in a financial loss, a loss of chance or opportunity and perhaps even further legal problems.
Should I make a complaint?
All Solicitors practices should have an internal complaints procedure, and it is recommended that you make a complaint to them in the first instance. A legal ombudsman can also carry out an impartial investigation into the issue, and how the firm handled the complaint internally. If you are still not satisfied with outcome, you may wish to seek advice from a professional negligence solicitor.
How can we help you?
Suing a Solicitor can seem like a daunting prospect, and you may feel like you cannot trust another Solicitor. Our team are here to help you and will aim to make the process as simple as possible.
We will make an initial assessment of your claim and will advise you as to what your options may be. We may recommend taking advice from a barrister at an early stage so that you are given the best advice at the earliest opportunity.
Examples of negligence:
- Failing to comply with a Court Order
- Failing to notice a key piece of information
- Missing a court deadline
- Missing the Limitation Date
- Under-settling a claim
How much compensation will I receive?
A claim for negligence usually results in damages being awarded in respect of reasonable losses which you have suffered. The aim of the claim is to put you back into the position that you would have been, had the negligent act not occurred.
Professional negligence can occur in a variety of situations involving Solicitors. If you have suffered a loss as a direct result of a Solicitors poor advice, then you may be entitled to compensation.