Commercial transactions that are mishandled can result in financial loss, as well as loss of opportunities for businesses and individuals if a solicitor gave wrong advice or missed a deadline during a commercial transaction.
Commercial transaction claims involving professional negligence may relate to a property transaction, corporate law, a business takeover, mergers and acquisitions, a partnership transaction – or contract law, such as a commercial agreement to supply goods or services.
If a solicitor who is negligent makes drafting errors in a contract, fails to serve legal documents, or offers wrong legal advice to a corporate or private client in a commercial transaction, the outcome may be disastrous and cause long-term damage to a client’s business.
Duncan Lewis professional negligence solicitors can call on the expertise of the firm’s own commercial law department to pinpoint exactly where a commercial transaction may have gone wrong as a result of a solicitor who is negligent.
Duncan Lewis is also one of the UK’s leading claims solicitors – and can offer client who are considering suing a solicitor for commercial transaction negligence a comprehensive assessment of their case and sound legal advice on how to take the matter forward.
Duncan Lewis claims lawyers have a successful track record in handling cases involving disputes with professionals, such as negligent solicitors – and Duncan Lewis also has expertise in bringing high-value company and corporate claims in the High Court; as well as acting for private clients and SMEs, PLCs, unincorporated associations and high net-worth individuals who have suffered loss in a commercial transaction as a result of a solicitor who is negligent.
Clients who suffer financial loss or other loss as a result of a solicitor who is negligent should first make a complaint through the solicitor’s own complaints procedure.
The Legal Ombudsman can also adjudicate in cases where a solicitor is negligent in a matter relating to a commercial transaction by a member of the public (consumer) but any compensation awarded may be modest.
Clients considering suing a solicitor for professional negligence have six years from the date of the event constituting negligence – or three years from the date they first realised negligence had occurred – in which to make a claim.
Duncan Lewis understands that suing a solicitor can be a daunting prospect, especially after incurring losses in a commercial transaction that went wrong because of a negligent solicitor.
Duncan Lewis professional negligence solicitors take a tough stance in making a claim in disputes against professionals or involving a negligent solicitor who has let a client down in a commercial transaction – and will press for maximum damages.
Duncan Lewis lawyers offer clients a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to fund professional negligence claims.
Duncan Lewis also offers a fixed fee to cover the costs of the initial client meeting and case assessment – so our professional negligence clients know from the outset how much they will have to pay.
If a solicitor handling a commercial transaction has provided a negligent service that resulted in loss, call Duncan Lewis Professional Negligence Solicitors for more information about making a compensation claim on 020 7923 4020.