When you hire a lawyer, it’s usually because you have a legal issue or an important transaction that requires expert guidance. Whether you are dealing with a complex property dispute, a contract dispute with a business partner or looking to protect your rights as an entrepreneur, you rely on your lawyer to safeguard your legal interests and to achieve the best possible outcome. Unfortunately, mistakes by lawyers can have a significant impact on your case and your business. This is what you should know about professional negligence by lawyers.
If you want to make a compensation claim against a lawyer or just seek some advice, Download our Guide to Professional Negilgence by lawyers below:
Discover the 3 main elements that make up a compelling negligence case:
Duty of care:
The legal professional had a duty to provide you with a reasonable standard of care, which includes giving you appropriate advice and representation, and adhering to relevant laws and regulations
Breach of duty:
The legal professional failed to meet their duty of care, for example by not giving appropriate advice, missing deadlines, or failing to keep you informed about the progress of your case.
The legal professional’s failure to meet their duty of care resulted in you suffering harm or loss, such as financial loss, an adverse outcome in your case or wasted time and costs.