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Are rising Professional Negligence claims...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 1st Oct 2020
Research undertaken by international brokers Marsh, has reported that claims against solicitors went up during lockdown. This indicated that professionals may be vulnerable to mistakes since the implementation of home working by government lockdown rules. Less supervision, clerical and IT assistance could possibly be to blame for this, which professionals have less access to when they are working from home. The investigation by Marsh also identified a sharp increase in the private work and real estate sector, and it is predicted that the wills...

When a Solicitor is found to be negligent...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 3rd Aug 2020
Specters Solicitors has recently settled a Professional Negligence claim on behalf of a client, who incurred losses due to the negligent drafting of a Lease, by their previous Solicitors. Our client was a Landlord who owned a property, which had the ability to operate as a restaurant. Our client entered into negotiations with a prospective Tenant in order to agree a commercial Lease of the restaurant. Following negotiations between the Landlord and prospective Tenant, the parties eventually came to agreement on the heads of term, which they intended...

Lender’s Solicitor Fails to Remove Existing...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Jul 2020
When we undertake an educated, experienced professional to provide a service, we expect a certain level of care and for that service to be completed adequately. Unfortunately, professionals such as Solicitors do not always meet our expectations and can sometimes fall below what is considered their expected duty of care. When this occurs, it can be considered negligent and there may be a case to make a claim on the grounds of professional negligence. We use a recent case example to demonstrate how this can occur. Case Summary Specters successfully...
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