Claims Against Negligent Solicitors
At Bolt Burdon Kemp we appreciate that the experience of being let down by a professional is a difficult time. We have almost 30 years experience guiding our clients through professional negligence claims.
Bolt Burdon Kemp has a long and distinguished history of successful claims against solicitors which has earned us an enviable reputation in this field.
We specialise in professional negligence claims against solicitors practising in most areas of law. In particular, we are respected nationwide as specialists in claims against solicitors in the following areas:-
- Residential and commercial property conveyancing
- Sale of land for development
- Commercial leases and lease renewals
- Restrictive covenants and other rights over land (including rights of way)
- Will drafting, will writers and probate
- Lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement
- Declarations of trust
- Co-ownership of property
- Missed time limits (limitation)
- Business sale and commercial business agreements
- Failed litigation
- After the event (ATE) insurance problems
Many people still think that one solicitor will not bring a claim against another negligent, or even dishonest, solicitor, and there are still some solicitors who believe that this is exactly as it should be. Our team is fearless in the pursuit of professionals in the wrong. We always give the best possible advice about pursuing a claim.
Get in touch with us to find out more about how our team can help you if you think you have a claim. Our job is to tell you whether you have a good case or not. If so, we will obtain compensation quickly without you having to worry about the legal costs along the way. Our ability to act on a “no win, no fee” basis and our long standing relationships with insurance companies and barristers can remove the risk of paying substantial sums in legal costs.
Our success stories
We have experience of winning many types of professional negligence cases. For example, The Tower Theatre had leased theatre premises in Canonbury Tower continuously since 1952. The solicitors dealing with the last lease renewals acted for free but unfortunately failed to make the necessary application to court in time in order to ensure that the Tower Theatre continued to have the right to security of tenure and a new lease.
As a consequence the Landlords were able to force the Tower Theatre to vacate its premises. We successfully sued Gregory Rowcliffe Milners for the cost of acquiring alternative theatre premises and recovered £2,020,000 for our client.
This is believed to be one of the largest successful claims ever made against a solicitor who was acting ‘pro bono’ (without charge to the client).