30th May 2019
The term ‘lawyer’ is fairly broad and, generally, can encompass someone who is qualified to provide legal advice and services. A lawyer could, for example, be a solicitor, barrister, legal executive, licensed conveyancer, paralegal, etc. If you have instructed a lawyer, it does not matter what level of experience they have, or what their title may be. Regardless, you should rightly expect to receive adequate and proper advice concerning whatever your situation may be.
We often visit a firm of solicitors under stressful situations, such as divorce, loss of a loved one, when experiencing employment issues or moving house, for example. It is then frustrating not to receive the support and high level of quality advice you had expected and paid for.
When trust is broken you are likely to want to take action. When the errors or oversights of a lawyer see you lose out financially, or impact your family or your home, this can be an upsetting and stressful time. If the advice or services you were provided fell so far below the standard to be expected of a reasonably competent lawyer that it constitutes negligence, and provided you are able to show that you have suffered a financial loss as a direct result, then you may have a viable professional negligence claim.
For advice on the first steps you need to take when making a claim against a lawyer please call our trusted team on 01256 844888.
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