Rossendale Clients’ Conveyancing Negligence Claim – £12500 Settlement
Mr & Mrs Bowness made a successful conveyancing negligence against their former solicitors.
They had bought a farmhouse in the countryside in Rossendale.
But after moving into the property they discovered that the house didn’t have a proper water supply.
As a result, Mr & Mrs Bowness had to spend thousands of pounds installing a legitimate water supply.
Conveyancing solicitors have a legal duty to take reasonable professional care when representing a buyer.
The problems with the water supply would have been perfectly clear if the right searches had been carried out.
But the solicitor just didn’t carry out the searches.
Mulderrigs have over twenty-five years’ experience of dealing with conveyancing negligence claims.
So we took on the case against the negligent solicitor and we agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.
Case like this are governed by the Professional Negligence Protocol
All parties are expected to adopt a “cards on the table” approach.
Both sides should disclose all relevant documents and make sensible admissions where appropriate.
In addition to that, court proceedings should be regarded as a last resort.
So we sent a detailed Letter of Claim to the negligent solicitor setting out details of the mistake.
The insurers for the solicitor accepted liability for the mistake.
So we entered into negotiations with them.
Mr & Mrs Bowness recovered £12,500 in compensation for their losses.