Solicitors are not immune from making mistakes and sometime these can be costly. In most cases you will be happy with the service you receive but in some instances mistakes can be made that leave you out of pocket and wanting answers. Contact our professional negligence claims against solicitors team today.
We have been working with people like you for over 30 years and we understand that sometimes an apology is not enough. At Healys we are here to help you recover any losses (financial or otherwise) you have suffered and get the answers you deserve.
Our team has a wealth of experience in professional negligence claims against solicitors and we have developed relations with leading chambers in the industry. We are recognised in the Claims Against Solicitors field by a leading industry directory, the Legal 500. We are also members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
Most claims against solicitors can be complex and that’s why it’s important to have a team that is industry recognised and that you can trust. There are number issues you can claim for but these are the most common.
In order to win a negligence claim against a solicitor, the claimant will need to prove a number of things.
Duty of Care
Foremost among these is the notion of “duty of care”, meaning that it is necessary to prove that, under the terms of the solicitor-client relationship, the defendant solicitor owed a duty to the claimant. That is wide enough to cover the mistake made.
Breach of Duty
The next step in building a persuasive negligence claim against a solicitor is in proving that the solicitor in question breached the duty of care.
This involves comparing and testing the actions of the solicitor against a number of important criteria – underpinning this assessment will be the overarching question of whether the defendant’s service and conduct met the standards of a reasonably competent solicitor.
Even in cases where breach of duty and causation are proven, it is still incumbent on the claimant to show that the losses are not too remote from the cause of them. In short, they must be reasonably foreseeable.
Once this loss has been proven, liability can be established and only the question of an appropriate sum of compensation will remain.
The loss suffered must have been cause by the breach of duty. This is often the most difficult aspect to prove as not everything a breach is caused by that breach.
Hence, depending on the circumstance in relation to the purchase of property that (properly advised) would not have been purchased, you may/may not recover the loss in value caused by the fall in the general property market.
23rd October 2020
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500.
The Legal 500 directory provides comprehensive coverage on legal services providers in over 100 countries, with independent and unbiased commentary on the leading law firms.
This year Healys has been ranked in 4 practice areas, with 8 lawyers individually recommended. Continue reading »
Healys are pleased to note that 3 partners are to be ranked as leading individuals in the 2021 edition of leading legal directory Chambers & Partners. Continue reading »
Healys Professional Negligence practice has been ranked for the 9th consecutive year in the Legal 500 UK Solicitors guide, with Head of Professional Negligence Robert Johnson recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer”. Continue reading »
22nd June 2020
Covid-19 has affected us all with most of us (whether as businesses or individuals) seeking to reduce expenditure/preserve cash as much as possible. This might cause you to delay pursuing any claims you may have. You would however be wrong to delay because Healys can (in the right circumstances) pursue your claim at no financial cost/risk to you whatsoever. Continue reading »
7th June 2020
In the second of his guides on funding litigation, Robert Johnson, Partner & Head of Professional Negligence at Healys, outlines alternative funding options for you to consider when pursuing a claim against a professional. Continue reading »
4th March 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced certain measures in the Spring Budget 2021 in order to protect jobs and livelihoods due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. We have listed some of the key changes below. Continue reading »
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