How Can I
Sue My Solicitor
for Negligence

If you have consider you have grounds to pursue a negligence case against a legal professional, you may be wondering if you have a valid case or if it is just a complaint. You may also be concerned about the costs you might incur, and may not know who to turn to for guidance.

The good news is there are Solicitors who specialise in pursuing professional negligence cases against Lawyers. Here at Been Let Down we are leading experts in this area with many years’ experience of successfully securing compensation for the financial losses our clients have suffered.

Don’t be deterred by the thought that Solicitors will not seek to sue their fellow professionals. In any profession, mistakes happen, resulting in clients not receiving the level of service they deserve and expect.

When this happens, we are here to help.

Do I have a case?

The first thing to consider is whether you have a valid case, and one with a reasonable chance of success. We at Been Let Down accept cases on what’s known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) basis, also known as ‘No Win, No Fee.’ If we agree to take on your case on the basis of a CFA, if the case is not successful, there will be no charges. In the event of a successful outcome, we charge a ‘Success Fee’, which will be a mutually agreed percentage of final damages awarded. Our success fee is negotiable. Due to our experience and specialist knowledge we are confident that we can beat the terms offered by other Solicitors and legal firms, and still provide the very best service and professionalism available anywhere.

How do I make a claim?

The first stage is to make contact. Unlike many other firms in this field, once you’ve submitted an initial claim, either online through our website or by phone, you will be contacted promptly by one of our specialist Solicitors, meaning that from day one you will be dealing with a highly qualified legal professional. All initial consultations are free. It’s during these first consultations that we will determine the validity of your case and the likelihood of a successful outcome.

We are always highly sensitive to our client’s situations and needs. You can contact us on a no-obligation basis, and we will listen to the details of your case and give you our professional opinion. We can even arrange home or work visits if you are more comfortable with such an arrangement.

In assessing your case, we will be looking to establish grounds for negligence as opposed to a complaint.

Negligence: Conduct that falls below the standards of behaviour established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances.

What this means is if you believe your Solicitor or other legal representative has not given advice or acted in accordance with what would be reasonably expected from others in the same profession, and that in so doing you have suffered loss or harm (usually financial), then you may well have a case for negligence.

Been Let Down Solicitors will work with you from day one to establish if your case meets the above criteria. If we believe it does, then we will offer to take on your case and will negotiate the terms of a CFA.

At this stage, we will also explain any other financial implications if warranted. For instance, in certain cases, there may still be an obligation for the claimant to pay the defendant’s legal fees in the event of an unsuccessful claim. If this applies in your case, we will explain how you can mitigate any such potential liability (in fact failure to advise a client of this can be grounds for a negligence case in the first place). We would most likely offer an After The Event (ATE) insurance policy. ATE ensures you are covered in such an eventuality, and as with the CFA, we can offer extremely competitive ATE options.

Peace of Mind

With Been Let Down, you can be sure of receiving the very best representation and a friendly professional service. Our highly experienced specialist Solicitors are accredited by the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) – the governing body that regulates the legal profession in England and Wales. As such you can be sure of a service that meets the very highest standards (ensuring such standards is our business after all).

We believe that we offer a vital service. Vital not just to the client in ensuring that you get the outcome you deserve, but also in maintaining the highest of standards across the legal profession.

If you believe you have a case for compensation, get in touch now, and we will be happy to advise you accordingly, with no obligation whatsoever.

0800 234 3234 OR 0151 321 1000