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Barrister Professional Negligence Claims

Barristers or Lawyers Negligence ClaimsIf you have suffered a significant loss as a result of the negligence of a Barrister or other Lawyer you will not only have suffered a loss but will rightly feel badly let down. It may seem a daunting prospect to seek any redress or compensation as claims against Lawyers are known to be complex and difficult and the Barrister or other Lawyer is almost bound to have Insurers and an experienced legal team ready to fight the case.

However if the Barrister or other Lawyer has been negligent and caused you a significant loss you should be able to recover the compensation you deserve, through a professional negligence claim against the Solicitor.

We have a substantial amount of experience in assessing cases involving Barristers negligence and have successfully pursued many cases involving Barristers negligence. We are often involved in Solicitors negligence cases where there are issues as to the advice provided by the Barrister. Sometimes the Solicitor has an arguable defence because of the advice of the Barrister and sometimes the Barrister has an arguable defence because of the nature and extent of the instructions given by the Solicitor or due to changing circumstances known to the Solicitor but not communicated to the Barrister. We are able to use our expertise and considerable experience to assess and advise on difficult cases involving Barrister’s negligence and mixed cases involving Solicitors too.

The nature of a professional negligence case against a Solicitor or Barrister is very similar to a case against another legal professional such as a Licensed Conveyancer or Legal Executive because the standard of care expected of the professional is that of a similar reasonably competent legal practitioner. Our expertise and experience enables us to assess and pursue such cases in the same way. This also applies with some adjustment for the expected standard of care to other people or organisations providing legal advice including Trade Unions, Advice Centres and unqualified employment advisors or advocates.

Whatever the professional standing or nature of the organisation or individual, if they were providing legal advice or assistance to you and caused you a significant loss a claim can be made against them in negligence to recover the losses caused by them. In these circumstances we are confident that we can help you obtain proper redress and compensation for your loss in a professional negligence claim against the Barrister, other Lawyer, quasi- Lawyer, or organisation involved.

Although there are almost limitless different types of case where there could be a claim against a Barrister, Lawyer or other legal professional the most usual types include:

Barrister negligently advising case had no merits Barrister negligently advising case had good merits
Barrister negligently advising as to Limitation date Barrister negligently advising as to the correct Defendant
Barrister negligently advising on the evidence Barrister negligently advising on settlement of a case
Barrister negligently advising on the value of a case Barrister negligently advising on Part 36 offers
Barrister negligently representing you at Trial Barrister negligently advising on the law
Barrister negligently failing in the preparation of your case Barrister negligently failing in the procedural steps in your case
Barrister causing delays or failing to take a step in time so that your case is harmed, lost or struck out Barrister failing in advice, evidence or procedural steps for an appeal
Barrister negligently advising on the construction of a document Barrister negligently advising on Property or Business rights or interests

As these claims are often complex it is equally important to choose a Solicitor with sufficient knowhow and experience in similar negligence claims against Solicitors, Barristers and other Lawyers to ensure that you receive the right help and guidance and to achieve the best outcome for your case.

Why Us ?

Firstly, we have dealt with these cases successfully before and know what we are doing.  Secondly, in addition to our specialist knowledge and experience we always adopt a personal, friendly and caring approach and are committed to helping people like you. We always put your interests first in trying to achieve the best outcome for you.

It is important to use an experienced team when it comes to making any sort of claim against a Barrister or other legal professional because these cases are often complex and difficult and the Barrister and Lawyers’ Insurers will use many legal arguments to challenge your claim. When a case goes wrong there are often difficult aspects to the case, which led the Barrister or other Lawyer to make a mistake. This gives the Barrister or other Lawyer’s Insurers the opportunity to argue that not only was there no negligence, but even if there was, your case would not have succeeded or obtained the outcome which you say was lost by the Barrister or other Lawyer.

Our team specialises in professional negligence claims against Solicitors, Barristers and other Lawyers, which means that whatever type of claim you need to make we can help. All of our current professional negligence cases are against Solicitors, Barristers and other Lawyers.

We have over 25 years experience in pursuing Solicitors, Barristers and other Lawyers negligence claims from all around England and Wales and you can feel sure that our team of legal experts can help you get the compensation you deserve.

In addition to the expertise of our Solicitors we are able to rely upon the additional expertise of specialist Counsel and other experts appropriate for your case, from our contacts built up over many years. We have a lot of experience in complex cases, which means that whether your claim involves Solicitors, Barristers or other legal professionals your claim will be in safe hands.

Costs Involved

When it comes to getting the legal advice and support you need we understand the cost is the last thing you want to worry about! We offer everyone a free assessment over the telephone or via email and will even give you advice there and then if we can! Moving on from that if your claim is good enough we’ll give you no win no fee funding – so you only pay solicitor fees if you make a successful claim and most of your costs can be recovered from the losing party!

What Next ?

With most legal matters It is better to take action sooner rather than later. We know that contacting a Solicitor can create anxiety itself, which is why you can contact us without obligation.

Call us on 0800 043 9981 or dial 0333 577 0172 if calling from a mobile.

complete a free online enquiry or contact us via email on enquiry@matthewwilkinson.co.uk we’ll have a no obligation chat with you about what you need and what you hope to achieve. We’ll happily answer any questions or queries you have and give you advice on how to progress your matter.

You can be sure if you contact us that whatever you ask us to do for you will be handled professionally and efficiently, so you can get the best outcome possible without any of the hassle.

 

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