Lawyers, like all professionals, are held to a standard of care to bring reasonable care, skill and knowledge to the performance of the services they have undertaken. The reasonableness of the lawyer’s impugned conduct is judged in light of the surrounding circumstances, such as the time available to complete the work, the nature of the client’s instructions, and the experience and sophistication of the client.
Common examples of situations leading to professional negligence liability include: giving wrong advice; failing to give advice; misconduct of litigation; misconduct of non-contentious business; and settlements.
You may have a claim against your lawyer if you’ve suffered financial or other harm in the above circumstances. Our firm has acted for clients who have been harmed in such scenarios and is experienced to help you determine whether you have grounds to start a lawsuit.