Professional negligence

When to issue and serve a claim form and what to do if your solicitor misses the deadline

Claims for breach of contract must be made within 6 years of the breach. A claim form must be served within four months of issue. Any reasonably competent solicitor ought to make sure these deadlines are met, but there are pitfalls. They can lead to disputes over the conduct of the litigation, a fiendish outcome for the client.

Solicitors as guarantors for conveyancing transactions?

Buying and selling houses can be stressful enough, but what happens if you discover that the seller was a fraudster after your solicitor has already handed over the purchase monies? The recent decision of the Court of Appeal has come as good news to the two unsuspecting purchasers, who lost 1.03 and 1.1 million, and have successfully claimed it from the acting solicitors.
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