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Inviting a Solicitor Negligence Claim

Posted in Professional Negligence on 24th Mar 2020
Solicitors, Barristers and Chartered Legal Executives are often referred to as legal advisors and there is a good reason for that, beyond convenient shorthand. The job of a lawyer is to advise their client on the law and their options and take instructions from the client. Except in very specific circumstances, such as when the lawyer is acting on a no-win, no-fee agreement and so is putting their own money at risk, it is not the lawyer’s job to decide what is best for their client. Example of Solicitor Negligence: Solicitor acting against client...

Pointless Litigation and Massive Bills

Posted in Professional Negligence on 28th Oct 2019
A large number of the professional negligence enquiries we receive at Specters concern litigation that has ended poorly for the client. We often hear complaints that solicitors did not warn their clients of the risks of litigation or that they spent more on the case than it was worth, meaning the client is left with a huge bill. In this blog, we will briefly examine these two common complaints and the duties of solicitors. Litigation Without Merits Litigation is an uncertain business and at the start of a case where a client may not be in possession...

Conveyancing Fraud is on the Rise | Avoid...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Aug 2019
In recent years more and more homebuyers and conveyancers have been targeted by criminals, leaving them at risk and in financial turmoil. As the majority of conveyancing transactions involve large amounts of money, the effects of conveyancing fraud are often devastating to the victims. According to whatmortgage.co.uk, the number of scams targeting the home buying process as of 2016 was more than triple what it was in 2015, and that number is continuing to rise. How does a conveyancing scam work? For the most part, conveyancing fraud occurs by...
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