Negligent Barristers

Here at Hugh James we understand how daunting the prospect of bringing a claim against a negligent barrister can be. Barristers are highly qualified professionals and are often instructed to act in a variety of complex matters particularly in relation to conducting a case in court; or when seeking specialist advice in a complex area of law. Whilst in the majority of cases clients are satisfied with the level of professionalism conducted by the barrister, occasionally they make mistakes which can prove costly to their clients.

How do I know I have a claim against my barrister?

There are a number of situations where a barrister may have been negligent, including:

  • providing negligent advice (such as to settle a claim for less than it is worth, or to continue to fight a hopeless claim resulting in you incurring significant costs);
  • missing court deadlines resulting in your claim being struck out;
  • negligently drafting documents; or
  • conducting their advocacy in court negligently.

Our lawyers are experienced in successfully settling claims against barristers. If you feel that you have been let down by your barrister and that you have suffered loss as a consequence, you may have grounds to bring a professional negligence claim. Contact us today so we can advise you whether you have a claim and we can help you to recover any losses you may have suffered as a result of your barrister’s negligence.

Cases against negligent barristers

Recent and ongoing cases where we have successfully acted against barristers include:

  • acting for an individual against her former solicitor and barrister in relation to a personal injury claim. Our client was given negligent advice to settle her claim despite medical opinion that further tests were required to determine the extent of her injury. As a result her claim was under-settled.
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