Professional Negligence
Claims against Solicitors

Many people would be reluctant to bring a claim for professional negligence against a Solicitor.  After all, they are legal professionals and surely they would have complied with their duty of care, or at the very least they can defend their conduct against any charge?

In reality, legal professionals such as a Solicitors are sometimes found to have been negligent.  If you believe you have incurred professional negligence at the hands of a solicitor, then it is important to find a trusted negligence Solicitor to help advise on your claim.  We recognise that this can be a confusing process, particularly if your previous Solicitor has dealt with you negligently.  At Been Let Down we will do our best to re-establish your trust in legal professionals and demonstrate this by providing the most honest and transparent legal guidance in the industry.

Recognising Solicitor negligence

During the process of selecting a Solicitor, you should rightly expect your chosen legal professional to be a legal expert who you can trust to protect your legal interests at all times. When you entrust your legal matter to a firm of Solicitors who market themselves as having the appropriate qualifications, training, and experience, you have every right to expect to receive a service that exceeds their duty of care as a legal professional.

Unfortunately, there are times when a solicitor falls below the expected standards of their profession, causing you unnecessary stress, finances losses, a lost opportunity, and potentially additional legal trouble.

If you believe that you may have suffered solicitor negligence, the best course of action may be to claim for Solicitor negligence.  Here at Been Let Down, our team of professional negligence Solicitors offer a strong track record of expert legal representation to individuals and families who have suffered financial (and other) losses due to Solicitor negligence actions including the following:

  • Failing to comply with an Order of the Court
  • Not properly investigating evidence
  • Making a procedural error
  • Missing an important deadline
  • Failing to obtain appropriate expert evidence
  • Acting against your instructions causing you loss or loss of opportunity
  • Failing to instruct the right Barrister to represent you at court
  • Under-settling a claim or missing out important items or categories of damages/losses from your claim
  • Missing Limitation
  • Failing to advice you properly or at all

Who is liable for Solicitor negligence?

In any form of legal representation, a Solicitor owes their client a clear duty of care; namely to act in the client’s best interests.  If that duty of care is not met because the Solicitor gives incorrect advice or fails to complete an action which any competent Solicitor would have, then you could have clear grounds for a negligence claim if it can be shown you’ve lost something of value.

Some of the areas of legal practice where a legal professional can face a negligence claim include:

  • Business Solicitors
  • Employment Solicitors
  • Family Law Solicitors
  • Medical Negligence Solicitors
  • Property Solicitors
  • Wills & Probate Solicitors
  • No Win, No Fee

For anyone considering a compensation claim, the issue of legal costs will be a primary consideration; even more so if you have already suffered financial losses due to the negligent conduct of a Solicitor.  We understand that you will be even more wary of paying out more money to legal professionals due to your recent negative experience.

The good news is that here at Been Let Down, we are able to offer our clients financial peace of mind.  When we take on a Solicitor negligence claim, we are usually able to provide our legal representation on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), more commonly known as “No Win No Fee”.  Our costs are recovered back from the unsuccessful party and if your case is lost, then you don’t have to pay our fees.

Getting started

After you first contact us, we begin with an initial consultation, which is free, without obligation and will be attended by at least one of our expert Solicitors.  This meeting would allow us to sit down with you, get to know your situation, and take a look over the key details of your case to assess whether the conduct of the Solicitor in question could be considered negligent.  And of equal importance, we will assess the likelihood it can be proved in court.

We’ll help to assess any existing documentation and/or other evidence you have access to, as well as any time limits which may apply to your claim.  The general rule is six years from the date of the negligence, or three years from when you discovered it.  Should the evidence and time constraints all be in line, the chances are we will look to take on your negligence claim.

For anyone who wants to know more about professional negligence claims against solicitors and believes they may have a legitimate claim, please get in touch with Been Let Down today by phone, by requesting a call-back, or by filling out the online claims form on our website.  One of our expert team will be happy to discuss your claim.

0800 234 3234 OR 0151 321 1000