Claims Against Solicitors Articles and News

If your solicitor has made a mistake, it can be costly to put right. The majority of mistakes by solicitors happen in the context of conveyancing cases, where a solicitor has made an error with the sale, or usually the purchase of your property. This can cause significant problems when you come to sell you property, as well as disputes with neighbours, all of which cause a great deal of stress and annoyance, as well as financial loss. In a lot of cases you will need to speak to a specialist negligence lawyer for two reasons, firstly, to correct the errors made by your previous solicitors and secondly, to help you make a claim against your previous solicitors for compensation. The good news is that in a lot of cases, the costs you incur with us to put the mistakes right, can be claimed from your previous solicitor. Professional negligence claims against solicitors need to be handled by experts, as they are complex and potentially very high value cases. Samuels can help you put the mistakes of other right, and to claim for the losses you have suffered.

  • Following a speech by the Master of Rolls, the spotlight has fallen on the likelihood of AI generated advice giving rise to negligence claims against lawyers.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a multitude of issues for legal practitioners, not least for those dealing with conveyancing transactions. It is predicted that this will lead to a large increase in claims against solicitors.
  • A recent Court of Appeal decision made it clear that even where a buyer had defrauded the mortgage company, the solicitor was not able to avoid a professional negligence claim.
  • If you have lost a court case, or your claim or defence has collapsed, what can you do? There are circumstances in which we may be able to help.
  • Your solicitor has messed up and you have suffered as a result, but what can you do? Can you still bring your claim and do you have to pay their bill? You should get independent advice from an expert solicitor as quickly as possible.