Missed Time Limits

Professional Negligence Claims – Missed Time Limits

What is a ‘missed time limit’?

Missed Time Limits

Missed Time Limits

There are statutory time limits for issuing proceedings in the Courts or the employment tribunal.  If those deadlines are missed then your claim will be statute-barred and it is unlikely that the Court will allow you to proceed with your claim.  These missed deadlines are known as ‘missed time limits’. 

If your solicitor was at fault in missing the deadline, because he or she failed to bring proceedings in time, or your claim was struck out due to your solicitors missing a deadline imposed in a Court Order we can assist you in bringing a claim.

Professional Negligence Claims – We can help you

If your case has been prejudiced, or has collapsed because of a missed time limit by a solicitor, speak to us today about the possibility of making a professional negligence claim.  Telephone 01925 937070 or email us diane@dsmlegal.co.uk.  Alternatively you can click here to complete our Professional Negligence Enquiry Form.

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

Local professional negligence solicitors in Warrington – we accept claims nationwide

We understand how stressful it is and you will no doubt feel let down by your solicitor, but not all solicitors are the same and at DSM Legal Solicitors we pride ourselves on being experts in our field.  We can advise you on the best way to proceed with your negligence claim and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.  Call us to speak to an expert solicitor.

Examples of Professional Negligence – missed time limits or missing deadlines

Solicitors can be negligent for a variety of reasons but some common examples may include:-

  • Failing to advise as to the correct time limit or Limitation date    
  • Failing to file Proceedings or a Response, Pleading or other Document at the Tribunal, Court or other Adjudicator on time
  • Failing to issue Court or Tribunal proceedings on time    
  • Failing to comply with a time limit set by the Rules
  • Failing to serve Proceedings or a Response, Pleading or other document on the other side on time
  • Failing to comply with a time limit set by the relevant Court or Tribunal
  • Failing to comply with an Order or Direction on time       
  • Failing to file or serve Statements on time
  • Failing to comply with an Unless Order or Direction on time        
  • Failing to file or serve an Expert Report on time
  • Failing to prepare, file and serve Trial Bundles on time   
  • Failure to apply for Judicial Review on time
  • Failing to apply for Rectification on time               
  • Failing to apply for an Injunction on time
  • Failing to apply under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 on time  
  • Failing to apply for a freezing injunction or a Section 37 injunction (avoiding or setting aside dispositions) on time
  • Failing to apply for an equitable remedy on time              
  • Failing to lodge an appeal on time
  • Failing to advise in time about the negligence of a previous Solicitor

Local Solicitors in Warrington

Our office is based in Warrington, Cheshire and we have clients across England and Wales.

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

What if my solicitor has gone out of business or has no assets?

Your solicitor is insured against negligence claims, so if you think that your solicitor missed a deadline 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. 

Please note that there are strict time limits involved in bringing a professional negligence claim.  Call Diane Massey on 01925 937070 for a free no obligation discussion in complete confidence or email diane@dsmlegal.co.uk.  Or click here to complete our Professional Negligence Enquiry Form and a member of our team will contact you.

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