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Solicitor Negligence Claims

How do I make a claim against my solicitor


How do I make a claim against my solicitor

Your solicitor must act for you with the skill expected of a reasonable person in their profession, however inexperienced they might actually be. Making a claim for compensation against a professional, especially a solicitor, can be very complicated and you should always obtain advice from a solicitor first. It can cost a lot of money to take a professional to court and there are other ways of resolving disputes which can be much quicker and cheaper.

Bear in mind there is a strict time limit for pursuing these legal claims (usually within six years of the negligent actions you're complaining about) and while those alleged negligent actions may be immediately obvious, their consequences may not become apparent for some time. The best course of action is to consult a lawyer for advice sooner rather than later and let them deal with the complexities of a professional negligence claim.

Rather than getting to the point of taking legal action against your legal advisors, you have every right to change solicitors if you feel uncomfortable or unhappy about any aspect of the service you receive. There is no legal obligation to continue any relationship with a firm of solicitors, even if they have accepted your instructions and started to work on your case, and you are free to appoint any other solicitor you like at any stage. You can talk to us if you are thinking about changing solicitors.

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