Finding a solicitor can be a scary business. They seem to deal in areas of which we have no knowledge, talk in language we don’t quite understand. They quote this statute and that section, and we tend to feel a little confused by it all. Well, I do any way. Like with accountants or doctors, your average person just has to trust that their solicitor knows what he or she is doing. Since a solicitor has had to pass all sorts of tests and exams to get to this nice posh office with a big desk, it’s reasonable to assume they are experts, and will do what is best for you.
What happens, then, if you find that actually your solicitor has given you some bad advice? What if they handle your affairs incorrectly, and you end up out of pocket? Or worse?
Solicitors’ negligence can be very hard to cope with. Not being an expert in the law yourself, it can be really difficult to even know if there has been any negligence. Mistakes most commonly happen in property, personal injury, employment, or divorce cases.
So what do you do if you think your solicitor has been negligent?
Redress Law have a team of solicitors with extensive experience in all types of negligence claims. They are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, and understand the impact poor legal advice can have on you and your life. They will fight your corner and work closely and transparently with you so as to put your mind at ease and put the situation right.
Note: this post is in collaboration with Redress Law and I received some compensation for it.
Anonymous · 15/07/2014 at 15:04
I tried to change solicitor (family law) as after taking advice from various free advice lines realised he was wrong. I was informed that I could not change as the judge would not like this. Surely you should freely instruct who you like