Solicitors’ Negligence and Professional Liability

Practice Summary

Members of Doughty Street Chambers have specialised in legal negligence cases for many years. Our cross-disciplinary expertise means that we are instructed in relation to a wide variety of claims against both solicitors and barristers, including Queen’s Counsel, across the whole legal spectrum. These include:

 

  • Lost, mishandled and under-settled personal injury actions involving injuries of the utmost severity.
  • Lost, mishandled and under-settled high value clinical negligence actions.
  • Lost and mishandled criminal defence cases, including murder trials.
  • Lost and mishandled civil actions against the police.
  • The loss of opportunity to bring claims for judicial review.
  • Lost and mishandled claims against public authorities.
  • Lost and mishandled planning applications.
  • Lost and mishandled immigration cases.
  • Lost and mishandled housing disrepair claims.
  • Lost and mishandled claims for ancillary relief.
  • Negligently conducted non-contentious business, in particular, property transactions.

 

We generally act for claimants, but we also have extensive experience of acting for defendants.

We understand the needs of solicitors and clients. Our emphasis is on quality, speed, value for money and accessibility. Silks and juniors will willingly provide initial screening advice on potential CFA cases. We are happy to give training on current legal issues and risk management.

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