Professional negligence solicitors
If a solicitor made mistakes when advising or representing you in an employment dispute, you may be able to make a claim against them for professional negligence. We've the experience to help you.
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What is professional negligence in an employment dispute?
If you've engaged a solicitor to advise you or act for you in an employment dispute, you should expect them to get things right. Unfortunately, while most lawyers and solicitors are highly competent and professional, mistakes can be made that will lead your claim to fail, or that will mean you get far less compensation than you might otherwise have been expected to receive.
Sometimes this happens because your employment solicitors have failed to advise you of the time limits for submitting your claim to a Tribunal; or it can even be the case that your solicitors have simply missed a submission deadline. Alternatively, they may have settled your claim for far less than it should have been worth, either without your agreement or without putting you fully in the picture regarding the potential value of your claim.
How will we know if professional negligence has occurred?
Our specialist team of employment solicitors are vastly experienced when it comes to employment dispute cases. This means that when we review your case, errors such as those described above will be plain to see. We'll also subject all of the files and documents that relate to your case to proper scrutiny, enabling us to determine how much any professional negligence on the part of your previous solicitors may have cost you.
We charge a fee for this initial assessment, which is set based on the complexity of the case and the volume of documentation that needs to be reviewed. However, it's worth noting that in the event of a successful professional negligence claim, the bulk of these costs may be recoverable from the negligent advisors.
Where we consider the negligence to be obvious and your case to be particularly strong, we may even be able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement, commonly referred to as No Win No Fee terms.
It's also worth noting that in many cases we're able to settle professional negligence cases out of court, with costs and your estimated losses from the original case being paid by the other side, often through their Professional Indemnity insurance policy.
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