You may be wondering if you are in a position to sue your solicitor after being let down. Before you do there are a few questions you should ask yourself:
Firstly, have you suffered a loss as a result of your legal advice? If the answer to this question is no, it is possible that you may not have a claim against your solicitor, however please contact us to discuss further, as each case is dependant on its own facts. If you don’t have a claim, we may be able to advise you how to make a complaint about your solicitor.
Second, if you have suffered a loss as a result of your solicitor letting you down, is that loss of £10,000 or more? If the answer to this is no, again, please contact us as we may be able to point you in the right direction to take the matter forward either by bringing a claim yourself or making a complaint to the solicitors firm who let you down (they may offer compensation without legal proceedings). If you think your loss is £10,000 or more you may have a claim. Please contact us to discuss the next steps. The reason we ask this question is that if a claim is worth less than £10,000 then it may not be worth the risk of legal fees.
It may be that you wish to sue a solicitor who was not acting for you, but who acted for someone you know in respect of their Will. If you believe you are or should have been a beneficiary under a Will and believe that you have suffered a loss because of something the solicitor did or did not do, you may have a claim.
The best thing to do if you aren’t sure how to proceed is to give us a call, our experienced professional negligence team can talk you through your options.