Disputes with solicitors

How DAS Law can help you

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers will provide you with practical legal advice if your solicitor has been negligent or breached your agreement.

These are some of the outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Compensation for the losses due to the solicitor handling the case poorly.
  • Compensation for the cost of redoing the services.
  • Repayment of the fees paid to the solicitor.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem:

    • Proving that a solicitor was negligent can be challenging. You must show that no reasonably competent solicitor would have given the advice your solicitor gave or failed to do the things your solicitor failed to do.
    • Because we are experienced solicitors ourselves, we are well placed to determine whether your previous solicitors breached their duty to you.  The next question is whether that breach has caused you to suffer loss. 
    • The time limit for bringing a claim could start to run from the date of the solicitor’s error or when negligent advice was acted on, rather than when the solicitor’s negligence was discovered.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your dispute with a solicitor, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including: 

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home insurance policy this may include LEI cover.  If so, your legal costs may be covered by that policy, subject to its terms and conditions.  If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, then we have a host of fee options which we will tailor to suit your needs.  Often we will take cases on a conditional fee basis (also known as “no win no fee”). 

    Where this is not suitable we offer fixed fees and discounted hourly rates.  For certain cases we will also consider a damages based agreement, where we receive a limited proportion of damages if the case is successful and nothing if it is not. 

    Our legal advisers are always happy to discuss our fee options with you in more detail.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to a dispute resolution expert about your legal problem, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    William Ellerton

    Head of Litigation & Dispute Management, Solicitor

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    Chris Brewin

    Principal Associate, Solicitor

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    Daniel Scarrott

    Senior Associate, Solicitor

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    Your solicitor owes you a duty of care, meaning they must use their knowledge and skill to protect and advance your interests. If they breach this duty and you lose out because of it, you should be compensated.

    William Ellerton, Dispute Management

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