Spiking claims signal professional negligence pressure

23rd July 2015 by

A survey has revealed that property professional negligence claims are behind more cases of professional negligence litigation against legal firms than any other type of claim.

According to the survey, one of the major reasons for this is the growth in conveyancing “factories”, which have abounded ever since the introduction of the Legal Services Act 2007. This piece of legislation was revolutionary in that it allowed non-lawyer firms to provide legal services. However, it has clearly come at a cost, with unqualified conveyancers thought to be behind a high number of property professional negligence claims.

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