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What can a beneficiary do if there is an error in a Will? A father's instructions to his solicitor were clear: He wanted his house to go to his daughter and the balance of his estate to be divided among the rest of his children. However, for some unknown reason the clause about the house didn’t make it into the Will. Does this mean that his daughter loses out on the house? Not necessarily. In this short article we look at what...

The wording of a legal document can be critical. So what can you do about a badly drafted legal document? Court Orders;  Settlement Agreements;  Easements;  Deeds of Trust;  Wills;  Share Purchase Agreements;  In fact, any legal document.  They all have one thing in common –  they have to be drafted by someone.  And they usually have to be very carefully drafted to reflect what has actually been agreed. A badly drafted legal document can cause serious problems; and serious expense. So what...

What can you do about inadequate legal costs advice in litigation? One of the most common questions we as lawyers are asked is, “How much will it cost?”  It's an understandable question and if you are buying a house or making a Will it is generally very easy to answer. However, when it comes to litigation, where a solicitor has very limited control on what can happen, it  can become less straightforward to answer, and requires a range of factors to...

Making an architect negligence claim Undertaking extensive building work is not for the faint hearted.  How do you go about designing it?  Will the works comply with building regulations?  Or planning requirements?  Will it come in under budget? These are just some of the questions that will need to be considered, and in order to avoid any costly mistake  you will need some expert advice; which is where the architect comes in. What does the architect do? An architect is there to guide...

'I should have got more?' What you can do about an undervalued case It is unusual for someone who wins a legal claim to get everything they had hoped for, especially when  a claim is settled by negotiation before it comes to court.  But in some instances, there will be a genuine complaint that a case has been undervalued and the amount of compensation paid to the claimant is inadequate. In these instances the quality of the legal advice needs to...

Claiming IFA compensation for negligent advice   We specialise in professional negligence law. For a free case assessment call 0808 139 1606 or email [email protected]   When we use the services of an IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) we expect their advice to be of a high standard. After all, it is our hard earned money in their hands. The principle benefit of using an IFA is that they can choose from a range of financial products available across the market as a whole, rather...

Despite her case being turned down by previous solicitors, our client wins her negligence claim against accountants.   We specialise in negligence claims against professionals nationwide and operate a free case assessment service. Just call us on 0808 139 1606 or send an email to us at [email protected]   The negligence claim Based in the North East of England, our client owned a property with her bankrupt partner.  His Trustee in Bankruptcy wanted to seize and sell the property to pay off debts.  In order...

Professional negligence lawyer Emma Slade summarises the core elements of what makes a viable professional negligence claim. For a free case assessment call 0808 139 1606 or email us at [email protected] What is the difference between a lawyer, an accountant and a surveyor? I would like to say this question is the opening line of a great joke and then sock you with a hilarious punchline.  But sadly, I can’t. However, as a solicitor specialising in professional negligence claims I can at least...

Claiming compensation for bad financial advice Financial Planning is an absolute must for those with a pension or assets to invest. Invariably this will involve seeking the advice of a professional accountant or an independent financial adviser (IFA).  In most instances that advice works out well, but on rare occasions bad financial advice can leave you seriously out of pocket. There are many reasons why bad financial advice is given: It can be as simple as misunderstanding the criteria you set for your type...

Negligent building design and architect error. We specialise in architect negligence cases, including negligent building design, and work on a No Win, No fee basis. Call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 for an initial assessment of your case. Undertaking extensive building work on your property is not one that is for the fainthearted.  How do you go about designing it?  Will the works comply with building regulations?  Or planning requirements?  Will it come in under budget?  These are just...