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Solicitor Negligence Claims

What is solicitor negligence?

In its most basic form, the term solicitor negligence refers to an instance where a solicitor has failed to perform to the professional standards that are expected and required of them, which results in their client suffering a loss of further damages.

Why make a claim for solicitor negligence?

Like many others, solicitors have a duty of care to their clients, which means they must provide the highest standards of administration and have complete clarity in their communication. Many solicitors, such as those working in personal injury or medical negligence, are handling sensitive cases where their client may be depending on them for a positive outcome.

If you think that your solicitor has not done their job properly, and that you have suffered as a result, then you could be well within your rights to make a claim, which we will be happy to advise upon.

Making a claim for solicitor negligence will usually involve obtaining your file of papers from the previous solicitor, and carrying out a thorough forensic examination of the file and the evidence in there. Once this has been carried out, we will be able to consider and advise whether there has been a shortfall in their service.

Common mistakes made by solicitors

  • Giving incorrect or false advice
  • Failing to provide advice
  • Not following your instructions
  • Missing court deadlines
  • Missing a limitation date
  • Failing to keep your details confidential
  • Failing to explain legal terms properly – resulting in you being unable to properly follow instructions
  • Advising you to accept a settlement below what you are entitled to
  • Making an error when buying or selling a property

Is there a time limit on solicitor negligence claims?

As with other types of claims, time limits are also placed on all kinds of professional negligence claims. This is known as a limitation period, and it is important to act within this time limit.

For solicitor negligence claims this time limit can vary depending on the type, however, generally speaking there is a six year time limit to make a claim.

How can we help?

At The Claims Partnership, we are dedicated to working in your best interests and to providing a great value and high quality claims service. We treat our clients with integrity and fight their corner. We feel confident enough in our skills and experience to say that if it is legally possible to win your claim – then we will win it for you.

Our promise on costs

At The Claims Partnership, we have three simple rules which apply to our Dispute Resolution service:

  1. We never charge our client anything until the day they receive their compensation payment
  2. We guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum percentage of the compensation they are awarded
  3. We will agree that minimum percentage with our clients before we start work on their claim

Please see our page on Dispute Resolution costs for more details or contact us on 01772 562084.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss your claim or how we can help you, please contact us by phone on 01772 562084, by e mail at or by any of the Quick Contact Forms on this page. We don’t charge. We are never in a rush and we’re happy to help you as much as we can.


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