Failure to advise on Legal Expenses

Has my solicitor been negligent? Professional Negligence Claims in Warrington.

A solicitor has a duty to advise you on the best way to fund your claim and failure to advise on legal expenses insurance may be classed as a professional negligence.  We can advise on whether you can make a professional negligence claim against your solicitor.

Failure to advise on legal expenses

Failure to advise on legal expenses

Failure to advise on legal expenses insurance

If you had legal expenses insurance and your solicitor did not check this with you before you incurred legal costs (whether your own solicitor’s costs or your opponents) you may be able to reclaim those costs.   

Telephone 01925 937070 to speak to one of our expert solicitors or click here to complete our Professional Negligence Claim Enquiry Form and we will call you back.

We also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

It has been estimated that there are 25 million households in the UK that have legal expenses insurance (LEI) as an add-on to other insurance policies, for example household contents insurance policies.  Many people are unaware that they have LEI and that is why it is so important that their solicitor checks the position before the client incurs legal fees or becomes personally responsible for paying the other side’s costs.

Time Limits for Bringing a Professional Negligence Claim

There are strict time limits in bringing a professional negligence claim, usually it is six years from the date of the negligence.  However this may be extended where the negligence only becomes apparent at a later date known as “date of knowledge”.  It is always best to speak to a solicitor as soon as you become aware of the negligence to ensure that you do not miss the time limit and your claim becomes ‘statute barred’, meaning that your claim is likely to fail as the Defendant will argue your claim is out of time. 

Failure to advise on Legal Expenses – No Win No Fee Assessment

We would be pleased to carry out a free assessment to find out if you have a case.   If we think that you have good prospects of succeeding then we will take your case on a No Win No Fee.  Solicitors are insured against professional negligence claims, so we will deal direct with your solicitor’s insurance company.  Click here to complete our Professional Negligence Claim Enquiry Form and a member of our team will contact you.

Contact Us to Discuss your Professional Negligence Claim

Please note that there are strict time limits involved in bringing a professional negligence claim.  Call Diane Massey on 01925 937070 for a discussion in complete confidence or email

Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

We are local solicitors in Warrington, minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62.  We help with claims across England and Wales.  Contact us today or complete our Professional Negligence Enquiry Form by clicking here.

We can assist with professional negligence claims, wills and probate, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, lasting powers of attorneyemployment law claims, settlement agreements, personal injury (accident claims including fatality claims), serious injury claims, road traffic accident claims, medical negligence and criminal injury compensation claims.

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