Negligence claims against Solicitors.

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer

Negligence claims against Solicitors. All solicitors owe a duty of care to their clients. If your solicitor has failed to provide a service to the level of care expected, or have breached their contract with you, then you may be able to bring a claim against them for professional negligence.

Negligence claims against solicitors can be complex and require experience, expertise and knowledge to ensure that you receive the advice you need and recover the compensation you deserve.

There are many different scenarios whereby you can suffer loss arising out of the mistake or negligence of a solicitor. Such claims could arise when a solicitor fails to:

  • issue proceedings within the required limitation period;
  • comply with a court order resulting in the claim being struck out; and
  • under settles your claim by failing to obtain correct evidence.

If you feel that your claim was prejudiced as a result of your solicitor’s negligence then our dedicated team can help.

Contact us

If you want to discuss your potential professional negligence claim further, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our disputes team today either by:

Alternatively, you can add your contact details in the box below and a member of our team will get in touch.

Your professional negligence claim

We understand that you may be reluctant to put your trust in another professional organisation, having already been in receipt of bad advice. We’d like to reassure you that we have over 25 years’ experience of bringing successful claims for loss and/or damage resulting from professionals’ negligence.

We have a dedicated team of litigators who are vastly experienced in dealing with claims arising from the negligent actions and guiding you through the litigation process. We can assist you by reviewing your potential negligence claim, highlighting the merits and pitfalls of your claim and helping you to make an informed decision of how to progress your claim, providing you with clear and concise advice throughout.

Types of claims we specialise in

We have successfully represented our clients in a number of different claims against solicitors.

Negligence can arise against a solicitor for a number of reasons including their failure to:

  • issue court proceedings within the required statutory limitation period;
  • make enquiries to put insurance in place to cover the other side’s legal costs should you be ordered to pay the same;
  • comply with court directions resulting in your claim being struck out;
  • ensure the title to your property was put in the correct name;
  • obtain appropriate expert evidence to support your personal injury claim which has resulted in you settling for less than what your claim should have been valued at; and
  • provide you with appropriate advice to put forward an offer to settle at an early stage which has meant you have ended up paying more to a defendant.

As in most cases, your solicitor instructs a barrister on your behalf, if you have received incorrect advice from your barrister, we can also assist in making a claim for any losses you may have suffered as a result of this advice.

Funding

We understand that you have already suffered significant loss and may feel aggrieved having to spend further money on trying to recover your losses through no fault of your own.

To help make what is undoubtedly an already stressful time for you a little easier, Cohen Cramer are able to offer flexible funding options ranging from:

  • Hourly rates;
  • Fixed fees for each stage of work;
  • ‘no-win-no-fee’ arrangements (also known as Conditional Fee Agreements); and
  • Deferred fee agreements (i.e. we will defer any charge until the end of your case)

We can discuss the above funding options with you to agree on the best option for you. If you are looking for a no-win-no-fee agreement, this will be considered on a case by case basis, and subject to an initial review of the documentation and undertaking a risk assessment of your case; this initial work will usually be done on a fixed fee basis.

Where your matter is of a more complex nature, we may also require a favourable opinion of a Barrister before we can offer any alternative funding options.

FAQs

For further assistance and advice to some generic queries relating to professional negligence claims, including funding options, please see our FAQ page.

Contact us

If you want to discuss your potential professional negligence claim further, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our disputes team today either by:

Alternatively, you can add your contact details in the box below and a member of our team will get in touch.

Whatever the problem, whatever the profession – we are here to help.

Negligence claims against Solicitors