Our solicitors have amassed a wealth of experience to cater for those who require legal advice for difficult situations such as selling a house or creating a will. In the majority of cases, a solicitor will offer great legal advice.
However, if you receive a poor quality of service, such as a solicitor missing important deadlines, giving bad advice or costly errors, you can begin a professional negligence claim against the solicitor in question.
If the negligence of a solicitor has caused a person to suffer financial loss, our team of professionals can help you make your claim to regain the money you have lost.
How can it go wrong using a solicitor?
Most solicitors will provide high quality legal advice when you are faced with a legal issue. If things go wrong, it can cause many problems which are both untimely and costly.
Here are a few common instances where a solicitor has acted negligently and a person can make a claim:
Under-Settling a claim – When a solicitor represents a client during any claim, they have a duty to ensure the correct advice is given and a likely value of their claim is provided. If a solicitor makes a mistake during negotiations or accepts an amount that is lower than what you were told you could receive, you have the legal right to make a claim against them.
Missing important deadlines – A limitation date is common in law. It is a period of time after an incident or a diagnosis by which you must have begun legal proceedings. If a solicitor has missed the limitation date, your case may be thrown out of court.
Suing an incorrect party – Suing the wrong party doesn’t sound like an easy mistake to make, yet it can happen if companies have been taken over by a new contractor or if a business has a similar name and details. If a solicitor makes this mistake then you are able to make a claim against them.
Errors in will or contract drafts – If a will or contract has been drawn up incorrectly, you are able to make a claim against the solicitor for this error. Such mistakes may go years unnoticed but can have huge financial implications.
How to make a claim for Solicitor negligence
If you feel as though you have been subjected to professional negligence at the hands of a solicitor, get in touch with our specialist team on 0800 811 844.
We will provide you with compassionate advice and the highest standards of information and service.