What to do if you have professional negligence claims against a solicitor

A Solicitor like many other professionals is required to exercise reasonable skill and care. In the event that the work undertaken falls below the standard that is reasonably expected, a claim might result if a financial loss is suffered.

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Common areas where claims are made against solicitors include:

  • Missing limitation or missing court deadlines
  • Errors in drafting a will or agreement
  • Suing the wrong party
  • Giving advice which causes a loss
  • Not following instructions properly
  • Advising settlement for too little money, this is especially common in personal injury claims.
  • Failing to buy or sell property correctly

Our legal team are able to help you to make claims against solicitors for the financial losses you might have suffered as a result of their negligence.

If you are looking to make a claim against a solicitor after suffering a financial loss due to their poor service or negligence, then you should first make a complaint through the solicitors’ own complaints process. This gives your solicitor the opportunity to investigate your complaints and it may be possible for the problem to be solved at this stage without involving a professional negligence solicitor.

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