Professional Negligence Claim Against A Solicitor
Our solicitors are vastly experienced in assisting individuals and companies of all sizes to advise upon a professional negligence claim against a solicitor. At Blackstone Solicitors, we are able to advise many different types of client on the process involved, no matter the complexity of the circumstances being considered and the nature of the claim.
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Professional negligence claims against solicitors can be made if the professional negligence of a solicitor you have used has caused you to suffer a financial loss.
Blackstone Solicitors are known for our efficiency, attention to detail and ability to get things done; qualities much needed when making a professional negligence claim against a solicitor. We will provide professional, pragmatic advice based on our years of experience in this specialist area.
Our team will do all that is necessary to ensure you are properly and robustly represented in any claim and will put your interests first at all times. The procedure can often be highly technical and we will ensure you are in the best possible position for a successful outcome.
Why Legal Help is Important
Most claims against solicitors can be complex and that’s why it’s important to have experienced legal representation. There are a number of circumstances that can give rise to a claim against a solicitor. These can include:
- When the limitation date of a case has been missed.
- When your solicitor has caused your claim to be struck out by the court.
- When your solicitor has sued the wrong party.
- When your solicitor has under settled a personal injury claim.
- When your solicitor has failed to identify a defect in the title of your property.
- When your solicitor has made an error when drafting a lease.
- When your solicitor has made a technical error in your court proceedings.
- When your solicitor has failed to serve a notice on your behalf by a given deadline.
- When your solicitor has failed to advise you about planning permission and building regulations.
- When your solicitor has failed to draft a Will properly.
The process can be complex, potentially stressful and can be considered to be
incredibly important. It can have an impact on you and your business, both in the short and long term – it is therefore imperative that you have the best legal experts at your side, not only to ensure everything progresses as it should but also to make sure both you and your business benefits from the best possible terms of a claim.
In order to win a negligence claim against a solicitor, the claimant will need to prove a number of things. First, it is necessary to prove that the solicitor in question owed a duty of care to you. Second, it must be proven that the duty of care has been breached. This normally takes the form of comparing the solicitor’s actions to those that can be reasonably expected of a competent solicitor. Thirdly, it is necessary to prove that a loss has occurred as a result of the actions of the solicitor and this can be the most difficult aspect to prove.
Other questions to be considered will include whether the solicitor followed the client’s instructions and took reasonable care in carrying out those instructions. Before reaching any ruling a court will also need to look at whether the solicitor demonstrated basic competence and skill, offered advice on all appropriate matters, and whether he or she sought to protect the client’s interests.
Whatever the circumstances are of the negligence claim, we ensure full compliance with corporate laws and regulations, so that you can be sure that the process is addressed on a firm financial and legal basis.
We will work with you to ensure all financial and legal aspects of any negligence claim is properly managed. We are able to assist with any aspect of this and will guide you through the technicalities in a clear and concise way. We have a team of experienced solicitors well versed in the process who are ready to assist you.
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Find out more about our services and how our commercial litigation solicitors can assist you and your business by getting in touch. We have offices in Cheshire and London and are able to serve clients across the North West, including Chester and Manchester, as well as throughout the UK and also overseas.