For many years, as part of my common law practice, I have undertaken professional negligence actions against solicitors, the first being in 1998.
I am able to provide advice and representation, for all aspects of such claims but with a particular emphasis on costs and funding issues.
These include cases where solicitors fail to provide appropriate costs advice at the inception of a claim, fail to advise on “unusual costs”, fail to advise on options for protection against adverse costs Orders and fail to advise on the timely inception of ATE insurance.
I can advise on the necessary evidence in order to progress this type of claim and the likely quantum of damages.
This aspect of my work fits naturally alongside other areas of my expertise including the wasted costs jurisdiction and the increasing number of applications made against solicitors under the non-party costs jurisdiction.