When and Why
Should I Sue
My Solicitor?

The very thought of suing a legal professional can be a daunting prospect. But sometimes clients do not receive the quality of legal service they deserve, and taking legal action against them is entirely justified.

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, there will always be instances in which the required level of service, care, or professionalism was not delivered.

In the UK, the legal profession is regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA). It is 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 provides useful guidance on whether you may have a genuine case for negligence, or it is 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 six 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 negligence

This list, of course, is not exhaustive, but it should give you a starting point. For a more in-depth and free assessment of your circumstances, contact here at Been Let Down.

The good news is Been Let Down have Solicitors who specialise in legal negligence cases with a national reputation for their successful client work.

It is in the interests of the legal profession as a whole that matters of poor solicitor conduct are resolved, and clients are fully compensated. This, in turn, helps maintain public confidence in legal procedures and upholds the ‘good name’ of the profession overall.

As such, there is no need to worry that there might be a reluctance 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 a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis, 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.

0800 234 3234 OR 0151 321 1000