I want to sue my solicitor - what next?

05-05-2015

If your solicitor has been negligent, or if you feel you have been let down by a solicitor, you will need professional advice about whether you can bring a claim against them to recover your losses. At Samuels, we are happy to have a free, no obligation, initial discussion with anyone considering suing a solicitor. 

What to do if your solicitor has been negligent

Suing your solicitor for negligence can be daunting, but if your solicitor has been negligent you may have no option. If your conveyancing was messed up, you may need problems with boundaries sorted out before you can sell again. If your claim has been struck out, it could be your solicitor's fault. If a will has not been drafted properly, you may have missed out on your inheritance. If your solicitor didn't explain the risks of losing your case, you could be facing a huge bill for costs. Your solicitor may have given you bad advice and made a family problem worse.

If you think that your solicitor has made a mistake, it is important to take action as quickly as possible. Contact us today for a free discussion about your case.

If we advise you that your solicitor has been negligent, we can take over the claim or case that they have messed up, sort out the problems, and then pursue your previous solicitors for the losses and extra costs that you have incurred.

Where we think you have a strong prospect of success, we will discuss no win no fee (conditional) arrangements with you, so that the costs of correcting the mistakes can be minimised.

Complaints and claims against solicitors 

Bad service from a solicitor can be incredibly frustrating and time consuming.

If your solicitor has charged more than you were expecting, or if you have received slow or sub-standard service, you can complain using your solicitor's own complaints service, which they should have told you about when you first instructed them.

If you don't get anywhere with the complaints service, you have six months to go to the Legal Ombudsman to ask them to investigate. If the Legal Ombudsman finds in your favour, you may well also have a claim in negligence.

What should I do next?

Find out what your options are. Contact us today for a free discussion - it could be the first step to putting things right.

 

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