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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...

Solicitors at "growing risk of claims" for...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Aug 2019
There has been a sharp increase in the number of professional negligence actions arising from solicitors under-settling personal injury and medical negligence claims, according to a specialist barrister. Richard Beaty was featured on litigationfutures.com, explaining: “Publicly available and reliable market data for professional indemnity claims is scarce [but] there is growing perception amongst our insurer and professional clients that the under-settlement of personal and medical injury claims is on the rise.” Beaty added that the change in...
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