Been let down a solicitor?
It’s a fact that in recent times claims against legal professionals have been on the increase. Legal professionals are highly trained and rigorously regulated. By the very nature of the work that they do, a high degree of trust is placed upon them by the public. That’s why on the rare occasions that things do go wrong, it’s important that people know they have a right to seek damages and that there are specialist Professional Negligence Solicitors out there who will help them to do so.
Of course just as in any trusted and responsible profession, lawyers, solicitors and barristers have a duty of care to their clients. This duty of care means that they must at all times strive to provide a professional level of service and to always act in the best interests of their clients and the courts.
However in all professions and with the best will in the world there will always be instances in which the required level of service, care or professionalism was not met. In the UK the legal profession is regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA). It’s the task of the SRA to maintain standards in the profession, and to this aim they set out a Solicitor’s Code of Conduct (available from the SRA website). This will give you some guidance as to whether you may have a genuine case for negligence or simply a complaint.
Some examples of negligence may include the following:
- Missing Limitation Dates – The period of time after the negligence has occurred in which a claim must be commenced. Usually within 6 years in a case of legal negligence.
- Providing incorrect legal advice.
- Failing to comply with a court order or deadline.
- Failure to investigate fundamental evidence.
- Information which is fundamental has been withheld resulting in a loss of chance.
- Conveyancing professional negigence
This list of course is not exhaustive, but it should give you a starting point. For more of an in depth assessment don’t hesitate to get in contact with us here at Been Let Down for a free assessment of your situation.
The good news is that there are solicitors that specialise in legal negligence cases, and here at Been Let Down we have some of the very best.
It’s in the interests of the legal profession as a whole that issues within legal services are resolved and clients are suitably compensated. This is important, as it helps maintain public confidence in legal procedures and upholds the ‘good name’ of the profession over all.
So please don’t be deterred from getting in contact by thinking that nobody will want to pursue your claim. Just use our short online form or call us and we’ll be happy to hear about your situation with no obligation on your part. One of our specialist solicitors will call you back promptly for an initial free consultation where we can begin to advise you on whether you have a case and what happens next.
If we do decide to take on your case it will be on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (often better known as ‘No Win, No Fee’), so finance need not be an issue.
Simply put – if you think you may have a case, get in touch on a no obligation basis, for expert advice and a sympathetic ear.