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Solicitors Negligence Claims

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Negligence Claims Against Solicitors & Barristers.

If a solicitor or barrister cannot supply qualified legal advice or cannot make sufficient representation in court procedures and you suffer loss as an outcome, then you might have a claim against that professional for damages.

A legal practitioner has a duty to provide legal services with sensible care and ability. If your solicitor cannot do this, they may be in breach of their responsibility of care to the customer.

The Irish Courts have determined. that negligence is a form of unsatisfactory professional conduct or expert misbehaviour just when it goes beyond "mere negligence" or "simple negligence". One example of lawyer negligence might be the providing of wrong legal suggestions which results in monetary loss to the customer.

Michael Monahan Solicitors Sligo can advise you on whether or not you have a case and start proceedings against the negligent solicitor. call us now on 071 912 9070 or contact us online.

What type of solicitors negligence claim can we assist you with?

Conveyancing and Property Solicitor Negligence: E.G. where the legal representative does not investigate the legal ownership, planning restrictions or other matters affecting a property sale where they simply don’t complete the file and provide certified title to the lending institution (The most common complaint to The Law Society)

Personal Injury Negligence: E.G. where the solicitor advises to settle an insurance claim for less than it is in fact worth or misses a date by which the claim must be lodged

Litigation Negligence: E.G. where a solicitor or barrister acting for you in court procedures fails to meet a court due date which leads to your case being lost or fails to appoint correct advisors to give evidence fro you.

Business Transaction Negligence: E.G. where the lawyer cannot see a clause in a contract or lease which negatively influences you or gives bad recommendations on a case that results in you suffering some loss.

Wills and Probate Negligence: For example, where a solicitor fails to prepare a Will in accordance with the clients instructions, causing loss.

Other areas Solicitors negligence claims areas we can help with are:

  • Breaches of the Legal Profession Rules
  • Charging Excessive Legal Expenses
  • Providing Incorrect Advice
  • Failure to Follow Instructions
  • Conduct for Which the solicitor receives a conviction for a Severe Offence or a Tax Offence or an Offence Involving Dishonesty
  • Acting When Individual Interests Conflict with Those of Clients
  • Unauthorised Investment or Usage of Clients' Cash
  • Making Incorrect Statements to Customers or to the Court
  • Swearing an Affidavit Containing Incorrect Statements
  • Negligent Delays in Lodging Claims
  • Failing to Keep Clients Informed of the State of Their Affairs
  • Failing to Keep Proper Accounts and Receipt Books
  • A Failure by the solicitor to Sufficiently Supervise an Employee
  • Fraud or Misappropriation.

If you have received bad recommendations or poor legal services from your lawyer or barrister and your case is ongoing, we can frequently take control of the case with a view to reducing the effects of the irresponsible service you have actually received up until now.

Because size of the Law Business Ireland is comparatively small, it is usually best to engage a lawyer from outside the location where your solicitor resides/practices. Our offices in Sligo make us ideal for perusing solicitors negligence cases against solicitors based in Dublin and other parts of Ireland

If it is too late to take over an existing case and you are planning to make a claim against the negligent solicitor for the negligent service you have received, we can help call us now on 071 912 9070 or contact us online.

Frequently Asked Questions about Solicitors Negligence Claims.

What is solicitors negligence?

Solicitors negligence is where a lawyer engaged by a customer cannot carry out the duties required of them with the skill and knowledge fairly expected of a solicitor.

A claim for solicitors negligence generally occurs where that failure on behalf of the solicitor which results in the customer suffering a loss. Such a claim is likewise referred to as a professional negligence.

Solicitors negligence compensation claims can often be complex. In order to achieve success you need to be able to show that another proficient solicitor or lawyer would not have offered such advice or acted in the same manner.

They will also be defended by the insurance company for the solicitor (All solicitors carry insurance for 1.5 m cover) which can make the costs involved in perusing a case of this kind quite high.

Why do I have to get an expert report?

According to the High Court in Dublin you need an independent specialist report before beginning proceedings in a solicitors negligence case. While this is an expense at the very beginning of the case, it does have the benefit of confirming whether you have a good case or not.

How much time to  I have make a solicitors negligence claim?

The current time-limit for providing procedures in a solicitors negligence  6 years from the date that the alleged negligent act occurred.

If I think I have a solicitor negligence claim what should I do?

It is necessary that you acquire a copy of your file from your solicitor as quickly as possible. You will require a copy of the file in order to inform the suitable independent professional to evaluate your case and offer you an opinion as to whether the solicitor against you are now declaring negligence was in fact irresponsible or failed in his/her task of care to you as a customer.

If you think you may have a compensation claim for solicitors negligence contact us now.

Michael Monahan Solicitors. 47 John Street, Sligo CALL US ON 071 912 9070