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Solicitor & Legal Negligence

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When we need to employee a solicitor to guide us in a legal situation, we trust that they are giving us the best advice possible, which the majority do. However, there are certain times when a solicitor can let you down through incompetence or neglect.

Solicitor negligence can be completely devastating for the individual involved but fortunately there are rules and regulations in place to help someone affected by solicitor negligence.

Common Areas of Solicitor Negligence

Below is a list of some of the more common areas that a solicitor could have been negligent, but there are many other areas that this could cover.

• Negligent Advice Given to Miners Suffering From Vibration White Finger;
• Negligently Drafted Wills;
• Negligence in Mergers;
• Negligence in Employment Contracts;
• Negligence in Property Advice.

Examples of Professional Negligence

A breach of a professional’s duty of care can be anything from, but not limited to, one of the following:

  1. Giving wrong advice;
  2. Failing to give advice;
  3. Failing to issue a claim before the expiration of a limitation period;
  4. Misconduct of litigation;
  5. Failing to carry out searches when buying or selling property.

There are strict limitations on the time period that you can bring a solicitor negligence claim for compensation. These limitations could depend on your individual circumstances, so at Hattons Solicitors we can advise you clearly of these limitations and the options available to you.

Normally the limitation period of 6 years starts from the date of the solicitor’s negligence or the loss but there are exceptions if the claimant can prove they did not know that the professional negligence had taken place.

Hattons Can Advise You On Your Options

Hattons Solicitors can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any professional negligence claim.

We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also be reassured by having access to our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.

If you would like legal advice on making professional negligence claim against a solicitor please call our team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now form and we will call you back.

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