Has the Legal Ombudsman or the SRA rejected or ignored your complaint?
Have you been awarded a fraction of the losses you incurred as a result of a solicitor's actions or negligence?
JOIN ME in a collective ‘representative action’ against the Law Society of England and Wales on behalf of ALL who have suffered a loss as a result of a solicitor’s actions or negligence.
I believe the Law Society’s complaint handlers have failed in their ‘duty of care’ by rejecting valid complaints. Or upholding complaints - but only awarding a fraction of the losses incurred by the legal consumeR
In UK tort law, a ‘DUTY OF CARE’ is a legal obligation imposed on anyone who has failed to adhere to a standard of reasonable care. The Law Society’s complaint handlers have failed to adhere to this standard in thousands of cases throughout the UK. Are you one of them?
This action is for anyone who has genuinely suffered as a result of a solicitor’s action or negligence and is not, for example, if your solicitor has simply lost your claim or case.
Q. What is a ‘representative action’ or ‘class action’?
A. In law, a ‘representative action’ or a ‘class action’ is a type of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court against a single defendant.
Q. How are you going to finance this action?
A. I will conduct the proceedings myself in my own time and at my cost.
Q. Why are you doing this?
A. A few years back, I was let down by my solicitor. The Law Society ruled in my favour and fined the solicitor the maximum they could at the time, which was £500. But this was a fraction of the losses I incurred as a result of the solicitor's actions. The only options were to 'give up' or take direct legal action against the law firm. Which for most people the cost of litigation is unaffordable. Sound familiar? Opt in by using the form on the right.
Q. As all solicitors are insured for negligence, can they not simply make a claim to cover my losses?
A. The cost of indemnity insurance for solicitors is one of the highest, second only to plastic surgeons. A solicitor will fight tooth and nail to preserve their own personal reputation plus making a claim will amount to a rise in the cost of the annual premium for the law firm.
Q. If I use the ‘opt in’ form will my details be kept safe?
A. Yes, all collected information will be kept in the strictest confidence and will not be circulated, sold or published anywhere at all.
Q. My solicitor let me down by not winning my case. Can I opt in?
A. No. This is a class action claim for all who have suffered loss and want compensation for the anxiety and distress due to the negligence or the actions of a solicitor. Following which, the Law Society’s complaints handlers failed to adhere to a standard of reasonable care.
By submitting your information you understand that there is no guarantee in this action. Full details of the claim will be given to those who have opted in.
If your genuine complaint against a solicitor has been rejected or ignored by the Legal Ombudsman (or the SRA) or if you feel the compensation you were awarded was not sufficient to cover your losses please complete the form on the right. You will be added to the claim and our mailing list with regular updates.
All collected information will be kept in the strictest confidence and will not be circulated, sold or published anywhere at all.