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My Solicitor gave me wrong advice, does it...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 20th Sep 2021
What should I do if I get given bad advice? If your solicitor gives you advice which you later discover was incorrect, you should seek the advice of a Professional Negligence Solicitor to determine if you have a cause of action against your solicitor for negligence. There is always a reason to seek advice when advice turns out to be incorrect, particularly if you become aware that your solicitor was not a specialist in that area of law. Solicitors and other legal professionals should only practice in areas for which they hold competence. If they...

Exclusion of liability clauses in a contract:...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 13th Sep 2021
When you instruct a professional person to act for you, the Terms and Conditions or Terms of Business of the professional will generally be included in the ‘contract’ between you and that professional. The contract will outline the obligations of the parties and govern how disputes will be resolved should they arise. A dispute between a client and their professional can arise for many reasons. A common cause of dispute will be the allegation that the professional provided of negligent advice or undertook a negligent act or omission, which causes...

Was your legal claim struck out due to the...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 1st Sep 2021
You may be able to recover compensation from your solicitor for your lost chance to claim. A legal claim, defence or counterclaim can be struck out by the Court for many reasons. One of the most common reasons is a parties’ failure to serve their claim to Court in time. Those in the legal industry are seeing an increase in the Court’s reporting of claims being struck out due to solicitor’s fault of failing to validly serve a claim form in time. A recent example of this was the case of Qatar Investment And Projects Holding Co & Anor v Phoenix...
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