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The Process Of Suing A Solicitor For Negligence

If you have suffered from solicitor negligence in the past and want to bring a claim, then read our blog to learn more.


When a solicitor fails to act professionally to the standards expected and required of them, allowing their client to suffer from damages or losses, then the client has the right to make a claim against them. Solicitors are professional people who are trusted to make the right decisions on behalf of their clients and have an obligation to perform to the best of their ability in order to help their clients as much as possible. In this blog, we explain more about solicitor negligence claims, including the all-important details you should know if you are thinking of bringing a claim. To find out more, continue reading.

To avoid suffering at the hands of solicitor negligence, it is important for you to appoint a professional, trusted lawyer to act on your behalf. Without doing so, you run the risk of dealing with someone who either does not know how to bring a successful claim for your particular case or does not have your best interests at heart. There have been regular cases in the past where solicitors have proven to be negligent, as they have advised on areas they are not experienced in, such as medical negligence cases. In addition, past instances of solicitor negligence have taken place as a result of the solicitor failing to thoroughly investigate claims, resulting in the claimant receiving a much smaller amount in damages. To avoid this from happening to you, read our blog and discover our top tips on how to choose the right solicitor for you.

Often, solicitors will advise that claims, particularly those involving fibromyalgia and CRPS, should be settled for too little. At Brian Barr Solicitors, we have vast experience in handling compensation claims for chronic pain patients and will never advise our clients to settle for anything less than what they are owed. We understand the severities of chronic pain and will work around the clock to earn the full amount of compensation on behalf of our clients.

When claiming for solicitor negligence, there are time limits involved. For success of your claim, it is important that you are in time to bring a claim against the solicitor. Although it can depend entirely on the type of claim, there is usually a six year time limit to bring a claim against a solicitor. However, if the negligent behaviour does not come to light until a later date, you may still be able to claim. In some cases, you will have six years from the date you became aware of the negligence, which caused you loss.

If the advice you were given by the solicitor has caused you to suffer from loss, or the solicitor failed to carry out your instructions, you may have a claim. When claiming, it is important for you to prove that there has been a loss and that the solicitor has breached their duty of care to you when carrying out your instructions. Every claim is different, therefore, the cost to bring a claim can vary. If funding your claim is something you are worried about, we can work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, which means you do not pay a penny until you receive the money you are owed.

The value of your claim also varies, depending on many factors, including your personal circumstances, the value of your loss, and the negligence on the part of the solicitor. When appointing us, our specialist team of solicitors will work on your behalf to determine how much your individual claim is worth. They can also advise you on the potential value of your claim should you choose to move forward.

At Brian Barr Solicitors, we dedicate ourselves to providing an unbeatable level of service to our clients, and have a team of professional lawyers and paralegals who will take the time to understand more about you and your unique case. If you believe you have suffered from solicitor negligence and would like to find out how to move ahead, or are unsure as to whether or not you even have a claim, then get in touch with us by calling 0161 737 9248 or click here to fill in our online contact form.

We do not endorse any research, studies or sources mentioned within our blogs and comments. Furthermore, we do not endorse any medical advice provided, and would strongly recommend anyone seeking medical advice to contact their local healthcare provider.

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