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We understand that if you have been let down by a Solicitor, instructing another Solicitor is likely to be a daunting prospect. Solicitors are entrusted to deal with our most important affairs whether that may be drafting a Will, buying and selling property or dealing with a commercial transaction. Sometimes the advice provided by a Solicitor falls short of what is expected and this may lead to you suffering a financial loss.

Mistakes in a Will

If a Solicitor has made a mistake in the drafting of a Will, you may be able to make a claim against the Solicitor. In the context of a Will, it may be that the mistake is not noticed for a number of years, however, it may still be possible to pursue a claim against the Solicitor who drafted the Will. The Solicitor may have made a clerical error in the Will or may have misunderstood the Client’s instructions. In cases such as this, it may be possible to rectify the Will alongside a claim against the Solicitor.

Under-settling a personal injury claim

Personal Injury Claims is a common reason why a Client may instruct a Solicitor. Mistakes made by a Solicitor acting on your behalf in a personal injury claim may mean that you receive less compensation than you were entitled to. The Solicitor may have failed to claim all of your financial losses or have missed out an entire aspect of your case altogether. Alternatively, the Solicitor may have instructed the wrong type of Expert for your case. In any of these situations, it may be possible to pursue a claim against the Solicitor for failing to recover the full amount of compensation due to you.

Missing important dates

In law, there are strict time limits for bringing a claim. If a Solicitor has missed the date by which a claim must be started, you can make a claim for negligence against the Solicitor.

Buying property

Buying a property, either residential property or a commercial premises, is likely to be the most expensive asset that you shall buy. As a result, a mistake made during this process can be costly. A Solicitor shall be instructed to deal with the conveyancing of the property. As part of that process the Solicitor is under a duty to tell you about any matters affecting the property.  If the Solicitor fails to adequately check planning permissions, building regulations or covenants affecting the property,  you may have a claim against the Solicitor. 

We understand that one of the biggest concerns Clients have when considering whether to pursue claims through Solicitors is the legal costs involved. We can provide initial advice through a telephone call or meeting to advise you whether the claim is worth pursuing. If you decide to pursue the case further, we have a variety of funding options available which do not necessarily involve you paying costs up front. In certain cases, we are able to offer No Win No Fee agreements.

If you are looking for legal advice regarding a potential Professional Negligence Claim call our Dispute Resolution Lawyers on 01754 897150 or to request a call back submit a contact form