Have you been let down by a Solicitor
Have you been let down by a Solicitor, Barrister or law firm, sustaining a financial loss?
Advocate is an organisation that specialises in pursuing professional negligence cases against Solicitors.
The Managing Director of Advocate has had first hand experience of the careless, incompetent and covering up mentality from Solicitors who are capable of ruining people’s lives, without giving a thought to the emotional and financial damage they are causing. He can personally identify and relate to the frustrations and fear you are experiencing having received first hand such a potentially devastating service from a Solicitor.
Professional negligence is more commonplace than you may think as solicitors/lawyers often make careless mistakes which could have a huge impact financially on you, causing you untold stress.
Do you believe the solicitor is covering up their negligence?
A Specialist Solicitor will request your case file from the solicitor in question. If you have not paid your legal fees and they refuse to release the case file, don’t worry, we have a procedure to get round this. We can then review your case to see if it was dealt with correctly and in your best interest and compliant with all professional regulations. Do we expect the solicitor to dispose of incriminating documents from the file to protect himself?
Do we expect the solicitor to dispose of incriminating documents from the file to protect himself?Yes we do and we are prepared for this.
If you think you have a case…
If you think you have a case one of our Solicitors will discuss all options with you clearly and express their opinion as to whether they think it can be dealt with on a no-win no-fee basis. Professionals are covered by insurance
Professionals are covered by insuranceProfessionals are insured to cover them for making mistakes. It may be we claim against the professionals' insurance company directly or through a court process or process of mediation – this would be handled for you by one of our expert Solicitors – remember at no cost to you. We can also deal with cases involving Solicitors, Barristers, Accountants, Doctors, Surgeons, Surveyors, Architects, Estate Agents, Financial Advisors, Auctioneers and Brokers of all types. Professionals make mistakes, as do we all, which may have caused you a substantial financial loss. Taking action to get you recompense is what is referred to as a professional negligence claim.
Maybe your Solicitor has
- Missed important deadlines
- Dragged out your case
- Carried out work without instruction
- Overcharged you
- Did not communicate professionally
- Is now evasive, impossible to contact, even rude
- Do you believe they are covering up their mistakes?
- Maybe they lost your case, which they should have won
- Maybe they lost your case and should have known the outcome at the beginning
Divorce – Legal Fees
Again, with divorce, we think there is often a correlation between the net worth of the client and the fees solicitors impose on them which, if this is the case, is shocking! We can challenge your fees and if required, investigate for professional negligence.
Probate – Legal Fees
We receive a lot of cases involving probate. It seems there is possibly a correlation between the value of an estate and the amount solicitors’ charge, which we find astounding. Solicitors should keep the beneficiaries updated regarding ongoing fees in advance. We are finding this is often not the case. Maybe the reason for this is the solicitors don’t want to ‘rock the boat’ mid case and have clients complaining. Instead, seemingly, they wait until the end of the case; issue an astronomical bill, knowing that the money is available in the balance of the estate to pay themselves. We are also finding careless negligence by solicitors in probate cases, probably for the simple reason that they don’t expect to be challenged.