Case Study: Professional Negligence Claim against a Law Firm


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Robert Johnson, Partner and Head of Professional Negligence at Healys LLP, successfully represented a claimant in a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors. The claim arose out of the manner in which the firm in question dealt with our client's claim against her tenants for possession of the property.The matter concerned the poor and/or lack of advice given by the client's previous solicitors in relation to the commencement and pursuit of legal proceedings for possession from the tenants of our client's property. In particular, the previous solicitors:

  • incorrectly advised our client of the party against which to pursue the possession claim; and
  • incorrectly prepared the statutory notices required to enable possession.

Our client's case was successfully settled in negotiation and without the need to issue legal proceedings, thereby avoiding the significant cost, delay and stress that invariably are the consequences of litigation.Our client asked us and we agreed to act on a contingency retainer which meant that our client did not need to pay any of our fees until we were successful. If we had not been successful, no fees at all would have been payable.After the settlement the claimant said: "Dear Robert. Thank you so much for the good news. I am very happy with the outcome and relieved that I didn't have to go to court again. I will never ever forget how you helped me to sort out this problem. Thank you once again."In a recent interview with Latest TV, Robert discusses what one needs to know when considering a claim against a professional. To watch the full interview, please click here: Professional Negligence Services Healys Professional Negligence legal team have acted against most professionals, which includes solicitors, barristers, architects, surveyors, financial advisors and accountants.Healys Professional Negligence solicitors have an outstanding reputation for gaining the best possible outcomes in professional negligence cases. For more information or advice, please contact:

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