Like any professional providing a service, Barristers have a duty of care towards their clients and are expected to act in their best interests. But unfortunately this isn’t always the case, and you may have been let down by the negligence of a Barrister.
Barristers are usually instructed by Solicitors for their clients, but a change in the law has meant that you can instruct them directly. Barristers are responsible for drafting Court proceedings, providing specialist legal advice and representing you in Court. As professionals, you expect to get the very best legal advice.
A Barrister can be negligent in a number of ways. If you think that the Barrister representing you in Court Proceedings was negligent, you could have a Professional Negligence Claim.
Get in touch with our Professional Negligence Solicitors for a free case assessment.
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How do I Know if my Barrister is Being Negligent?
It can be difficult to know if your Barrister was negligent, or whether your case just wasn’t successful. If the Barrister was instructed by a Solicitor on your behalf, then they both may be responsible for the failing and the loss.
Your Barrister may have been negligent if they:
- Gave you the wrong legal advice
- Negligently drafted documents
- Negligently represented you in Court or mediation
- Didn’t properly prepare for your case
Our expert Professional Negligence Solicitors can look at your situation and tell you if you’ve got grounds to make a Barrister Negligence claim.
Why Use Simpson Millar?
- Our Professional Negligence Solicitors have years of experience and expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. When you’re dealing with a legal professional like a Barrister, it’s essential that you’ve got a legal expert on your side, who really knows the ins and outs of this area of law.
- Many of our Solicitors are accredited members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, so you can be sure that we’re best placed to handle your case.
- We can usually deal with Professional Negligence Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis - just ask us for details when you get in touch.
- We’ll fight for you to get the compensation and outcome you deserve.
Time Limits for Making a Claim
You have 6 years from the date of the Barrister’s negligence, or 3 years from the date you knew you had suffered a loss, to make a claim. This is a strict time limit, so we recommend getting expert legal advice as soon as you can.
What’s the Process for Making a Claim?
- Get in touch for a free initial assessment – we’ll look at your case in detail and let you know if you can make a compensation claim.
- One of our Professional Negligence Solicitors will review your papers, either through the Barrister if you’ve instructed them directly, or from the Solicitor who instructed the Barrister on your behalf.
- If we can take on your case, we’ll identify exactly where the Barrister failed you, and the financial impact it’s had.
- We’ll do all we can to avoid the need for formal proceedings, but this does depend on the nature of your case. If we do need to go to Court, we’ll talk you through the process and be with from start to finish.
We handle most Professional Negligence Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis so you won’t pay our legal fees unless your claim is successful.
We can work flexibly to suit your needs - one of our Professional Negligence Solicitors will be happy to discuss payment options with you when you get in touch.
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