Professional Negligence Claim is struck out for delay


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Solland International Ltd  brought a professional negligence claim against their solicitors, Clifford Harris and Co. The claimant filed certain documents very late and generally did not progress their claim. 

This case highlights the importance of complying with directions given by the court, whether you are bringing the claim yourself, or whether a solicitor is acting for you. 

There have been numerous cases recently where the courts have demonstrated a much less tolerant approach to people acting for themselves - not having a full understanding of the rules is no longer a valid excuse for missing deadlines. 

Unfortunately, even if you have a solicitor acting for you, there is still a chance that your case could be struck out, if your solicitor makes a mistake. In these circumstances, all is not lost as you would be able to claim against your solicitor for the losses you suffered as a result of their error. 

Samuels Solicitors are based in North Devon and we are experts in bringing commercial claims for clients, including our specialism of professional negligence claims. 

We appreciate that it can be difficult to fund a claim, particularly where you have already suffered losses, which is why we have a range of flexible funding options to assist clients with obtaining access to justice. In appropriate cases, this can include conditional (no win no fee) arrangements. 

If you are struggling with a case on your own, or if you want to bring a claim but think you cannot afford to do so, contact us today for a free discussion about how we can assist. 

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