Client’s Career Safeguarded From Negligent Actions Of A Solicitor

1st January 2017 by

The client’s wife was involved in an RTA which led to a claim on the client’s insurance.  The insurer instructed a solicitor in the client’s name to commence proceedings to recover the insurer’s losses from the other party involved in the RTA.  The solicitor negligently allowed a judgement in default to be entered on a counterclaim against our client.

The client was unaware of the judgement until he applied for a mortgage some 15 months later.  As a result our client suffered numerous heads of losses including increased mortgage costs and potential loss of earnings because of his job as a police officer.

Our client decided to contact Healys’ Professional Negligence team in order to make a claim.

The outcome of the case

The case was led by Ben Parr-Ferris who made a claim against the solicitor for negligently allowing the judgement on his wife’s RTA insurance claim.

The aim of Ben and his team was to safeguard the client’s career and make sure the judgement does not affect his progression. A number of negotiations were attempt with the insurer in order to revert the decision made by the solicitor as an insurer debt. However, both of them failed.

Although the team were able to get assurances from our client’s employer that the judgement should not impact the client career in any way. The solicitor has since accepted liability and Ben Parr-Ferris was able to secure our client £30,000 in compensation.