Being involved in litigation proceedings can be a scary and daunting process. People turn to solicitors and barristers to act on their behalf in order guide them through this process. People rely upon their advice and representation throughout this process
You may have found however, that the solicitor acted negligently on your behalf. The solicitor may have filed a court document on your behalf, out of time. This may include a Defence, witness statements or a costs budget. As a result of this, you may have found that you were significantly disadvantaged and prejudiced as a result. If this has happened to you, you may have a claim for negligence against your solicitor or barrister.
It may be that your solicitor has not acted in accordance with your instructions, has given you negligent advice or has made misrepresentations to you. Further, you may have found that the solicitor or barrister drafted a document, such as the Particulars of Claim, poorly for you, and it may have subsequently been struck out by the Court.
You may feel that the solicitor has under settled your claim, with the result that you feel you are out of pocket, because of the solicitor’s failings.
Your solicitor may have missed important court deadlines, so that you were unable to rely on an important document as evidence, or a vital information was missed or your claim or Defence was struck out altogether. Subsequently, you may also have found that you were limited in what you were able to recover from your opponent (limited to court fees, for example).
Limitation in Litigation
In the Law of England and Wales, there are various time limits for bringing a claim to court, depending on its nature. These are usually 3 or 6 years although these can be extended in certain circumstances, depending on the causes of action.
You may have found that you instructed your solicitor to bring a claim on your behalf well within the requisite time frame, but due to the solicitor’s negligence, this deadline was missed. You may have found you were then unable to bring a claim at all, or the chances of your claim succeeding was significantly lowered.
If you feel that your solicitor has acted negligently for you and you have suffered financial loss as a result, you may be able to claim compensation for them. Please contact us for a free initial consultation today with one of our experienced solicitors in the professional negligence department.
Free Initial Consultation
If you feel you have received negligent advice or representations from a solicitor or barrister in litigation, please contact us for an initial consultation now. Our solicitors are available to discuss the circumstances and can advise you of the next steps we consider are appropriate in your circumstances.
How Can I Pay for My Claim?
We offer cost-effective legal solutions to meet your needs. There are many ways of funding your claim. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to offer a conditional fee (or no win/no fee) agreement.
See If You Can Claim Now
Simply call our specialist professional negligence solicitors on 0330 400 5800 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether you have a solicitors litigation negligence claim.