Complaints against Solicitors.

Published on 09 November 2010 by ian in blog

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Complaints against Solicitors

Armstrongs professional negligence division deals with many hundreds of complaints against Solicitors per  year.

We are specialist professional negligence solicitors who deal with a range of solicitor negligence claims and other claims against professionals whether medical negligence, surveyors negligence or architects, barristers or accountants negligence.

Examples of the types of complaints against solicitors we deal with are as follows:

Examples of Complaints

1.         If your solicitor misses a time limit and you lose your right to claim compensation.

2.         If your solicitor fails to advise you on some aspect of a legal transaction.

3.         If your solicitor fails to recover the right amount of damages on your behalf when bringing an accident claim.

4.         If your solicitor fails to draft a Will adequately for example;

(i)        The Will isn’t signed.

(ii)       The Will wasn’t changed in time before the maker of the Will died.

(iii)      Fails to draft the Will in accordance with the Will maker’s instructions and as a consequence the beneficiary of a Will fails to recover the right amount under the terms of the Will.

5.         If your solicitor failed to follow the correct procedure against an un-insured driver when submitting a claim to the Motor Insurance Bureau and as a consequence you lost your right to claim.

6.         If your solicitor exchanged contracts without your instruction leaving you legally bound to buy a property when the seller served upon you a Notice to Complete causing you loss.

7.         If your solicitor failed to advise you as to the consequences of exchanging of contracts and the fact that you were legally bound to proceed to purchase the property.

8.         If your solicitor failed to follow your instructions and as a consequence you lost your claim or recovered less than you should have done.

9.         If your solicitor gave you incorrect advice on a point where the law is clear then your solicitor will be liable in negligence if you then suffered loss.

10.       If your solicitor pursues a claim on your behalf which is hopeless and bound to fail without advising you that that is the case then your solicitor is in breach of his duty to you.

11.       If your solicitor delays in issuing proceedings on your behalf to such an extent and the time for bringing a claim has expired and you lose your right to claim then there will be a claim in negligence against your solicitor.

12.       If your solicitor fails to pursue your claim and delays after the proceedings have been commenced and the action is struck out for failing to comply with time limits it is unlikely that your solicitor will have any Defence to an action against him.

13.       If your solicitor settles your claim without consultation with you and as a consequence you suffer loss then it is likely that you would have a claim against your solicitor.

14.       If your solicitor fails to make appropriate conveyancing searches when you are purchasing a property such as failing to complete a drainage search, failure to complete an environmental  search or coal mining search or any other standard conveyancing search on the purchase of a property then it is likely that your solicitor will have been negligent.

15.       If your solicitor fails to adequately consider during the purchase of a property any searches or enquiries and ensure that you are adequately advised as to what you are purchasing and as a consequence you suffer loss then you may have a claim in negligence against your solicitor.

16.       If your solicitor fails to advise you as to some aspect when purchasing a property such as a failure to advise you as to an existence of a right of way or defect in the title, or the absence of planning permission, or the nature and effect of a covenant and the risks which are attached to it and you suffer loss then you may well have a claim against your solicitor.

We are able to offer no win no fee agreements.

It may be the case that you have a complaint as to poor service but also a claim in negligence against your Solicitor.

Please call us on 0151 236 3737 or fill in the enquiry form  and we will advise you as to the best way to proceed.

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