Being given the wrong advice in a divorce settlement cannot only be costly, but can adversely affect a person’s entire future.
Divorce settlements can be hotly contested when it comes to the matter of the pension rights of one partner – and a solicitor who is negligent in advising their client about their pension rights in a divorce case can add further trauma to what is already an extremely stressful and upsetting experience.
Disputes with professionals are always a worry – but clients who feel they were misadvised over a pension in a divorce settlement may need to take further legal action to protect their interests.
Pension settlements in divorce negligence claims may involve a solicitor who gave wrong advice, or who is negligent in failing to obtain full disclosure of a respondent’s pension, or who did not act in a petitioner’s best interests – for example, by not advising dispute resolution, or by failing to serve legal documents within a time limit.
Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of divorce lawyers and family lawyers with specialist expertise in family finances, including Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and spousal pension rights.
In a case involving a solicitor who is negligent in handling a pension settlement in divorce, Duncan Lewis professional negligence solicitors can draw on the expertise of its own divorce law specialists and family law department.
Duncan Lewis is also one of the UK’s leading claims solicitors, so clients considering suing a solicitor for negligent handling of a pension settlement in a divorce case will receive an expert assessment of their case and the best representation in any claim against a negligent divorce solicitor.
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 pension settlements in divorce 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 pension losses in a divorce settlement that went wrong because of a negligent solicitor.
Duncan Lewis professional negligence solicitors take a tough stance in making a claim against a negligent solicitor who has let a client down over a pension settlement in a divorce case – 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 your pension settlement in divorce case 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.