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Family Solicitors Professional Negligence Claims

Family Solicitors Professional Negligence ClaimsIf you have been involved in a family dispute and have entrusted your case to a Solicitor, only for your case to go wrong because of your Solicitors negligence, you may not have only suffered a loss, but will rightly feel badly let down.

It is important to realise in these circumstances that not all Solicitors are the same and that if you suffered a significant loss when your family case was lost or damaged by a negligent Solicitor you should be able to recover the compensation you deserve, through a professional negligence claim against the Solicitor.

The main areas of negligence by Solicitors handling Family cases include:

Failing to apply for a non-molestation or other injunction for personal protection on time or at all Following instructions but failing to recognise a vulnerable Client and give appropriate advice
Failing to apply for a freezing injunction or a Section 37 injunction (avoiding or setting aside dispositions) on time or at all Failing to advise correctly on the effect of re-marriage on financial claims
Failing to give the correct costs information and advice Failing to register an entry at the Land Registry or take other action to protect and secure assets
Failing to give the correct advice about the merits or risks of the case Causing delays or breach of Orders, Rules or Directions leading to your case being damaged, or costs Orders being made against you
Failing to advise about or obtain and use correctly, appropriate expert evidence Failing to contact and use relevant witnesses
Failing to advise on the correct law or procedure Failing to prepare your case properly
Failing to value your case correctly Failing to understand your case
Advising you to settle at the wrong figure (an Under Settlement) Failing to understand the other side’s case
Failing to act upon your instructions Failing to advise you correctly as to offers/settlement proposals or mediation and adr
Failing to use correct valuation method/ expert evidence for a Business/Pension Failing to advise on all financial issues and property
Failing to advise correctly about spousal maintenance Failing to advise about the tax consequences of different Matrimonial Orders or settlements
Failing to take steps to implement a Court Order or Agreement either on time or at all Failing to advise on an appeal on time or at all
Failing to complete a property Transfer or other disposition pursuant to a Court Order or Agreement either on time or at all Failing to advise correctly as to Residence, Contact or Child protection issues
Failing to obtain an Injunction, Wardship Order, Prohibited Steps Order, or take other urgent necessary steps to protect or retain a Child either quickly enough or at all Causing unreasonable delay in a Children matter causing significant adverse effect
Wrong advice about local or foreign jurisdiction for proceedings Failing to advise correctly about the negligence of a previous Solicitor

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 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 Solicitor or other legal professional because these cases are often complex and difficult and the Solicitors and Lawyers’ Insurers will use many legal arguments to challenge your claim. This is particularly the case when the subject matter of the claim is a previous Family dispute. When a Family case goes wrong there are often difficult aspects to the case, which led the Solicitor to make a mistake. This gives the Solicitors’ 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 Solicitor.

Our team specialises in professional negligence claims against Solicitors 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 and other lawyers.

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

We have specific experience of pursuing many successful claims against Solicitors where the Solicitor has lost the Family case or damaged it as a result of their negligence. We can also draw on our experience of dealing with very many contested Family cases ourselves.

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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