It is important to understand what the duty owed by the solicitor was and being able to prove they have breached that duty and as a consequence you have suffered a loss.
Claims against negligent solicitors
Solicitors owe a duty of care when undertaking the work. If they make a mistake and are negligent, this may give rise to a loss to you which means you could have a claim for professional negligence against them.We are specialists in solicitors negligence. the most common forms are conveyancing negligence and missing deadlines, whether in court claims, commercial leases or other contracts. Our expertise and experience (including some layers being members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)) means we are able to look at offering now in no fee for claims against negligent solicitors.
Examples of solicitor negligence
- Providing incorrect or misleading advice.
- Missing important dates.
- Missing court deadlines.
- Failing to comply with court orders resulting in a case being dismissed.
- Settling a claim for less than its full value.
- Overlooking restrictive or detrimental terms in a commercial contract.
- Incorrectly drafting a Will which does not fully accord to the testators wishes.
- Failing to register a Charge or a Notice on a property.
- Missing important problems when acting for buyers of residential property.
These are just a few of the more common types. Each case will turn on its own facts.
At Taylor Rose we understand that these situations can lead to a lack of trust in our profession. We understand the concerns and the issues and will provide you with an honest view on your case. We will tell it as it is.
No win no fee
We handle most Professional Negligence claims on a No Win No Fee basis. Alternatively, you may have Legal Expense Insurance which will cover your legal fees. The costs are something we explain in full so there are no surprises for you.
How To Claim
First get in touch for a discussion about the facts of your claim. If, based on discussions with you, we believe you may have a claim, we will need to review the original solicitors files of papers and will arrange for them to be sent to us.
Once we can, we will set out your claim to the original solicitors and will attempt to settle your claim without the need for court proceedings.
We will advise you throughout of any offers and will recommend settlement on terms which are to your advantage along with a recovery of the legal costs involved in bringing the claim.
There are strict time periods within which a claim must be presented to the court (The Limitation Period). This is 6 years from the date of the negligence or 3 years from when you knew or ought to have known you have suffered a loss. The earlier you contact us the better.