Professional Negligence Claim against a Solicitor
If your solicitor has failed to fulfil your hopes or expectations, this does not of itself count as legal negligence. In every legal contest as our system is an adversarial system, one side will be successful while the other will not. For this reason, solicitor are entitled to Advocates’ Immunity. This does not mean that you cannot receive relief for a solicitor’s negligence.
Lawyers have a duty to “provide professional services with reasonable care and skill”. A lawyer who fails to exercise a degree of care considered reasonable might be found liable for negligence.
If you have concerns about the way a legal professional has handled an issue, you have the right to speak to them directly about it. You also have the right to report mishandling of a legal issue to the relevant commission in your state or territory.
But if their actions have caused you financial loss or damages, Longton Compensation Lawyers can help you recover compensation for your loss and damages. If a lawyer has misrepresented you or been negligent in their advice or conduct, Longton Compensation Lawyers can help. Our legal negligence team can offer you advice or file a professional negligence claim against a solicitor, lawyer, barrister or other legal professional on your behalf.
You may be entitled to pursue a claim if your solicitor has failed to act in a manner that would be considered as a reasonable standard. There are many examples of negligence or unsatisfactory conduct that legal professionals can be held accountable for, including:
Failing to commence proceedings before the expiry of a limitation period
Giving poor or incorrect legal advice
Poor drafting legal documents, such as:
- Prenuptial agreement
- Binding financial agreement.
- Deed of Release
Suing the wrong party or in the name of the wrong party
Under-settling a claim
Charging an unreasonable amount
Fraud or dishonesty
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