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Solicitor Professional Negligence
Instructing a solicitor can be expensive and when you invest money in a person's abilities you expect them to show appropriate results. If you have instructed a lawyer who has advertised their abilities and been contractually bound to provide you with a certain service you may be able to make a claim against them for professional negligence should they fail to fulfil their obligations to you. As a consumer you are protected by law against individuals falsely advertising their abilities to you. This is to ensure that only properly qualified individuals are presenting themselves as practising in specialist fields. One of these specialist 'professional' fields is law.
How Can A Solicitor Be Professionally Negligent?
If you have had an experience with a lawyer which has resulted in them failing to provide the work they agreed to complete, or failing to complete the work to an acceptable standard, you may be able to sue them for professional negligence. You will not be able to make a successful claim if you are simply unhappy with a solicitor's work. For example you will not be able to make a claim if your case has simply been lost in court and you are unhappy with the outcome of the court battle. However, if it is ruled that your case was lost due to your solicitor not fulfilling their job role to the standard required of their profession this will contribute to your claim. A solicitor's work will be compared to that of a body of other solicitors in the field. If it is ruled they have engaged in bad practice or substandard practice you will have the beginnings to your claim.
To add to this, you must also be able to demonstrate that the actions of your negligent lawyer have led to you suffering a loss. This loss is usually a financial loss and it must be significant for your claim to have weight. If you have suffered no losses due to the negligence of a solicitor you will not be considered to have grounds to make a compensation claim. This is because a compensation claim aims to award you with a sum of money which is calculated with reference to losses and damages you have suffered intending to ensure you are in the same position after you have been compensated as you were prior to the experience you had with the negligent professional.
Make sure that you contact a lawyer who specialises in solicitor negligence compensation claims as soon as you have worries that your solicitor may have acted negligently. If is better to act sooner rather than later so the incidents are still fresh in your mind. You will have to provide supporting evidence for your claim and this may potentially involve you transcribing any verbal agreements which were made between you and your solicitor. Ensure you write down any verbal agreements whilst you still remember them accurately. Also ensure you have copies of all written correspondence in the form of post, contract and email. All correspondence between you and your solicitor will serve to illustrate to the court that they had a professional duty to you as their client.
What Are The Time Limits For Solicitor Negligence Claims?
In the UK the time limit for civil claims is 6 years. A professional negligence claim is a civil claim therefore you must enter into it within 6 years of the incident.
1st Claims and Solicitor Negligence
1st Claims are proud of our profession and do not believe anyone should suffer due to negligent solicitors. Therefore we are looking forward to helping you today. Making an solicitor negligence enquiry with 1st Claims is completely free of charge, so have a chat to one of our team to see how we can help you today.
If your claim query does mirror our explanation of solicitor negligence exactly this does not necessarily mean your claim is not viable. Our team will be able to talk you through your circumstances and will provide a highly individualised service so you feel at ease. We will then get you in touch with the lawyer who is best for you.
No enquiry obligates you to continue with your architect negligence claim or to continue your claim with us, so contact us today - you have nothing to lose.
Remember, it costs nothing to call us or complete an enquiry, and you will be advised of all of the funding options available to you. You can then decide whether to take any further action or to do nothing else, but at least you will fully understand your legal rights.
What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.
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