If you have been embroiled in a family dispute, it’s likely you have been through a traumatic time and may have spent a considerable amount of money on legal fees.
In the event you failed to achieve your aim due to negligence by your solicitor, you may feel doubly aggrieved and let down by the legal profession.
Examples of Family Law Negligence
If you found yourself in any of these situations, you may be able to make a claim for professional negligence:
- Your solicitor failed to advise fully and correctly on the merits and risks of a contested hearing.
- Your solicitor failed to advise on residence, child protection or contact issues.
- Your solicitor failed to take urgent steps to protect or retain your child like obtaining an injunction, wardship or prohibitive steps order.
- Your solicitor failed to recognise if their client’s vulnerability had an adverse impact on the instructions they provided which may have gone against the client’s interests.
- Your solicitor failed to value your claim correctly and under-settled.
- Your solicitor failed to apply for a non-molestation injunction to ensure your personal protection.
- Your solicitors failed to apply for a freezing injunction.
- You solicitor failed to make a land registry entry or take other steps to secure assets.
This is not a complete list and there are many other ways that you may have been provided negligent advice.
If you’d like to speak to a member of our professional negligence team for more advice, call us on 01924 457171 or fill out the enquiry form below for a free consultation.