How do I know my solicitor has been negligent?
We understand the impact that a negligent solicitor can have on an individual or business, particularly as you rely upon solicitors during key events in your life, such as buying or selling a property or business, drafting a will or inheritance tax planning; as well as when embarking on litigation. However, solicitors can fall below the standard expected of them in which case they may have been negligent. If you feel that your solicitor has failed to act as instructed or in your best interests and that you have suffered a loss as a consequence, you may have grounds to bring a claim.
Situations where solicitors have been negligent include:
- failing to act in accordance with client instructions;
- failing to advise a client as to their exposure to legal costs;
- providing negligent advice on property and business transactions;
- failing to issue a claim before the expiry of a relevant limitation period;
- providing negligent advice about whether it is prudent to settle a claim;
- missing court deadlines; or
- mishandling litigation or employment tribunal claims.
If you have suffered a loss because of your negligent solicitor then we can advise you whether you have a claim and we will help you to recover any losses you may have incurred.