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Professional Negligence Claims Against Solicitors Scotland

As solicitors, the team at Jones Whyte Law are acutely aware of the duties and expectations of members of our profession. Your solicitor must adhere to the overriding principles of competence diligence, communication and respect. Where a lawyer fails to adhere to these principles in the course of their work, and their client suffers as a result, they could be liable for professional negligence.

If you believe your solicitor has acted negligently, costing you money or any other form of loss, contact the specialist professional negligence solicitors at Jones Whyte today to find out if you have a valid claim for compensation. We understand that if you hold a solicitor responsible for your loss, you may be reluctant to seek assistance from another solicitor. However, our knowledge and expertise in professional negligence claims against solicitors, and our unfailing commitment to client care, should give you much-needed reassurance at this time.

Standards of Service for Solicitors in Scotland

The Law Society of Scotland sets out the four main principles that solicitors must abide by. These are:

  • Competence (knowing and applying the relevant law, staying up to the date with legal developments and ensuring adequate training and supervision).
  • Diligence (acting in the client’s best interests, providing transparent fee structures, ensuring ongoing assessment of systems of work and delivering on commitments).
  • Communication (explaining legal terms in plain English, clearly setting out what service will be provided and agree the frequency and form of communication with the client).
  • Respect (treating each client as an individual and respecting different cultures and values).

A solicitor’s service may fall short of the professional standards, for example if they:

  • make errors when drafting a Will;
  • miss deadlines, also known as limitation dates, causing a case to be thrown out by a court (this is especially important in personal injury cases, where legal proceedings must be started within three years of the accident); or
  • fails to provide full advice on the costs and consequences of a case.

Bringing a Professional Negligence Claim Against a Solicitor

In order for our expert solicitors to bring a successful claim for professional negligence on your behalf, it must be shown that:

  • the solicitor owed you a duty of care;
  • the solicitor breached that duty; and
  • that breach caused you loss.

Negligence is a complex area of the law that is best handled by a specialist. We have years of experience representing claimants in professional negligence cases, so when you work with us you can be confident your claim will be in safe hands.

It is important to be aware that your claim must be brought within five years starting from the date when the loss occurred.

Contact our Professional Negligence Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland Today

If you have suffered loss as a result of a lawyer’s negligence, it is only right that you are appropriately compensated. To discuss your situation with solicitors who will always put your best interests first, please contact us today by calling 01413751222 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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