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If I have a case against my solicitor
What sort of case you may have against your solicitor or lawyer depends on the nature of the work they carried out for you and the loss you feel you suffered. If your problem lies with the service they provided or the unexpectedly high amount of their bill, there may not be grounds for making a claim for professional negligence.
You can however make a complaint in those circumstances and you could be awarded compensation if, for example, the Legal Ombudsman upholds your complaint. They can ask your solicitor to put things right if more work by them can correct what went wrong, pay you compensation (up to a maximum of £50,000) and refund or reduce the legal fees they charged.
Making a claim for professional negligence against a lawyer or solicitor depends on you suffering damage or more likely an actual financial loss as a direct consequence of their negligence. If you are unsure about whether you have a professional negligence claim against a solicitor, you can call Access Legal for an informal chat.
We have acted for clients against their previous solicitors who have been negligent in failing to get the appropriate compensation for personal injury and in the administration of the estate of a deceased person. We have also acted to recover damages for financial losses suffered due to negligence when conveyancing in a property sale or purchase.