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Professional Negligence Claim Against My Solicitor

If your solicitor has acted negligently, causing you to suffer financial injury, you will be entitled to pursue a professional negligence claim.

Claiming against a solicitor

All solicitors have a duty of care towards you. This is a legal obligation and it means they must exercise reasonable skill and knowledge while dealing with your case.

If a solicitor delivers an unreasonable standard of care when acting for you, this duty of care will have been breached.

When considering what is 'reasonable', it is necessary to compare the actions of your solicitor against those of a reasonable body of solicitors. For example, if your solicitor misses a deadline, it must be considered whether or not this would be deemed acceptable by a reasonable body of solicitors.

If your solicitor's actions are judged to be reasonable, there will not be a breach of duty. But if your solicitor's actions are deemed to have fallen below an acceptable standard, there will be grounds for a professional negligence claim.

Why might a claim against a solicitor arise?

Claims against solicitors can arise for a number of reasons, with some of the most common including:-

  • Missed deadlines
  • Under-settlement of a claim
  • Dishonesty
  • Mistakes in legal documents
  • Negligent management of a claim e.g. failing to obtain an expert's report

Can I claim against my solicitor?

To find out if you can make a professional negligence claim against your solicitor, you need to speak to a legal expert about your case.

A lawyer who specialises in professional negligence claims will be able to suggest what options are open to you. After discussing the details of your experience, a lawyer will advise whether or not you are eligible to pursue a claim against the solicitor in question.

If you are entitled to claim against your solicitor, you could be awarded financial redress for the damages you have wrongfully incurred. This will recompense for the emotional and financial injuries you have suffered.

Contact us today

To speak to a lawyer about a professional negligence claim, please get in touch with us today. We specialise in professional negligence claims against medical negligence solicitors and personal injury solicitors.

We will advise you upon your legal position, confirming whether or not your medical negligence/personal injury solicitor has acted negligently. If so, we will pursue a claim on your behalf, working hard to get the compensation you deserve.

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