Bad Advice from Solicitor
During the process of searching for a Solicitor, you expect to find a legal professional you can trust. If you entrust your legal affairs to a firm of Solicitors who market themselves as having the appropriate qualifications, training and experience, you expect that they will provide you a service that meets all the appropriate standards under their duty of care as a legal professional.
Sadly, there are times when the services provided by a Solicitor fall below the expected standards of their profession. If this happens you may suffer finances losses or a lost opportunity. If this occurs you may have a course of action to pursue a claim for Solicitor negligence. At Been Let Down – Professional Negligence Solicitors, we have a proven record of providing trusted legal services to those who have suffered financial losses arising from Solicitors negligence.
Who is Liable for Solicitor Negligence?
A Solicitor owes a client a duty of care to act in their best interests. If that Solicitor gives incorrect advice or fails to do something which any reasonably competent Solicitor would have done then you may have a claim in negligence, if you can establish that you have lost something of value.
There are many different situations where a Solicitor may have adversely affected your legal case, whether it be failing to comply with an Order of the Court, not investigating evidence, making a procedural error, missing an important deadline to name a few. There are many areas of legal practice which are vulnerable to negligence claims examples can include:
- Property Solicitors
- Business Solicitors
- Family law Solicitors
- Employment Solicitors
- Will and probate Solicitors
- Medical negligence Solicitors
How Much Would a Claim Cost Me?
Legal costs are always a concern of prospective clients, this is particularly evident when you have suffered losses due to the negligence of a Solicitor. You are likely to have less trust of legal professionals if you have had a bad experience.
We aim at BeenLetDown to give you piece of mind when it comes to legal costs. After an initial consultation with one of our specialist Solicitors, we would be able to look over the merits of your case and determine whether the proposed negligent advice from the target Solicitor is likely to be considered negligent. It’s important that you answer honestly at the initial/telephone discussion and we may need to apply for your Solicitors file before we can advise you whether you have a claim. If you already have the file of papers or documents which would be beneficial to our initial investigations, we would encourage that you send the documents to us for review.
No Win, No Fee
Should we feel that there is cause for a Solicitor negligence claim, we are usually able to offer our services on a “No Win No Fee” basis. This is also known as a CFA, which stands for Conditional Fee Agreement, and involves us agreeing a pre-determined percentage of any compensation that is won, sometimes called a ‘success fee’, the amount which we would charge for a success fee is negotiable. The success fee amount needs your consent and agreement before we proceed.
There are time limits which apply to Solicitors negligence claims, the general rule is 6 years, from the date of the negligence act or omission or 3 years from when you discovered the negligence. Time limits which apply to these claims can be very complicated and you must seek legal advice if you are unsure. We can offer that service and we will attempt to make an assessment of the time limits if we are able to do so.
If you wish to know more, please get in touch today by phone on on 0151 5561839, requesting a callback on our website at beenletdown.co.uk, or by filling out the online claims form that is also on our website.