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Solicitor and Barrister Negligence

All professionals are expected to adhere to certain standards of conduct and exercise their professional services with a particular standard of skill and care. This is a reasonable expectation of clients instructing legal professionals, and one which most barristers and solicitors will adhere to.

However, it is a fact of life that things can and do go wrong – even for barristers and solicitors. Making sense of why things went wrong isn’t always easy and in order to fully understand how the law applies to your circumstances you need a specialist.

If you believe a legal professional has not met the standard you expected, and you have suffered loss as a result, you should act quickly to mitigate your loss and make a claim for the appropriate remedy. Making a claim against a barrister or solicitor may seem daunting, but our expert team can help you receive compensation and justice. Contact our specialist solicitors today to find out how we can help.

Our Approach to Solicitor and Barrister Negligence Claims

Our solicitors have a great wealth of experience in acting for clients wishing to bring a claim against legal professionals. We fully understand how difficult this time can be for you and that is why we ensure we make sense of the law in language you will understand.

Barrister and solicitor negligence cases can be complex, but we will always give you straightforward advice and keep you informed about how your case is progressing. Our lawyers pride themselves on providing practical solutions to your problems.

We’re also well-known for our advocacy skills, and tenacious approach to protecting our client’s interests. When you get in contact with our expert team of barrister and solicitor negligence solicitors we will provide you with a swift outline of the legal issues involved in your case. At this stage, we will also give you a clear and transparent outline of the costs involved, and provide information about funding options which may be available to you. 

Bringing a Professional Negligence Claim

If you have instructed a solicitor and/or barrister it is likely that they owed you a duty of care. Where the professional breached this duty of care, and as a result of this breach you have suffered loss, you are entitled to remedy for that loss under the law.

These are the essential components which must be proven in order to successfully bring a professional negligence claim against a solicitor or barrister.

In reality, however, bringing a claim may be much more complicated. There are strict procedural requirements which must be met, and gathering evidence may be challenging. However, we can assist you with all of these matters, investigating and substantiating your claim fully to give you the best chance of success at reclaiming your loss.

When you meet with our experienced professionals, we will aim to gather as much information as possible about your case, and gather evidence to support your claim. We will talk you through the process and explain your options clearly and concisely. We understand that as a result of a solicitor or barrister acting negligently in the past, you may have some concerns about instructing a legal professional again, and that is why we take extra care in ensuring our clients feel comfortable and confident in our ability to handle their case.

Many solicitor and barrister negligence cases do not go to court, instead a settlement is reached to compensate you for the loss you have suffered. Our solicitors are expert negotiators and will seek to avoid the additional cost of going to court where possible, saving you time and money.

Saunders Law - Proactive and Effective Legal Advice & Assistance

At Saunders Law, we’re dedicated to protecting our clients’ interests. We’re well-known for our excellent advocacy skills and tirelessly fighting our clients’ corners.

Operating from offices facing the High Court in central London, we’re also ideally located to guide and defend against professional negligence claims.

For a free, no-obligation, initial discussion of how we may be able to help, please contact us.

Call us on 020 3811 3123 or make an enquiry online.

Valuing your claim As a partner-led, niche litigation practice in Central London, we cannot cost effectively handle claims with a value below £10,000 – unless you qualify for Legal Aid and your matter relates to our Civil Liberties, Public Law and Police Actions practice. In such cases, the legal fees can exceed the amount recovered. If your claim is below this level then free, specialist advice could be available from either the Citizens Advice Bureau or your local law centre.
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