What should you do if you feel your misrepresented by your lawyer?
If you think your attorney has acted unethically You can complete a complaint form online or download a PDF complaint form from the State Bar’s website. You may also call the State Bar at 800-843-9053 (in California) or 213-765-1200 (outside California) to discuss the complaint-filing process.
What to do if you are not happy with your solicitor?
If you have complained to your solicitor about poor service and you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman deals with poor service, such as: delayed or unclear communication.
Can I speak to my buyers solicitor?
The best way to chase your buyer’s solicitor is to do this through your estate agent or speak directly to your buyer if you have their contact details. You can’t speak directly with your buyer’s solicitor as this will be a conflict of interest for them and against their terms and conditions.
Why does my lawyer want to settle?
Your attorney may want to settle because you have a weak case, or you are not a sympathetic victim. The attorney may be grateful for the settlement offer that is already on the table. In fact, based on previous cases, your attorney may feel that you have been offered an award far more than what could be expected.
What does it mean when your lawyer withdraws from your case?
Lawyers can withdraw based on the fact their client refuses to be truthful, refuses to follow the attorney’s advice, demands to pursue an unethical course of action, demands unrealistic results, desires to mislead the Court, refuses to cooperate with their counsel as well as countless other reasons.
What if my solicitor makes a mistake?
For a mistake by a solicitor to amount to a claim for negligence, it must have caused you loss. Even if your solicitor has made a mistake and breached their duty to you, if that breach has not caused you any loss, the claim will fail.
Why do solicitors hold your money?
If the estate owns one or more properties, they may need to be sold before any money can be distributed to beneficiaries and this can take a prolonged amount of time. Shares in a business, assets held abroad and missing beneficiaries can all result in a solicitor having to hold money for longer.
Do solicitors always raise Enquiries?
During the process of buying a property, your solicitor will raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor. This is a standard part of the buying process and is done in order to ensure that any potential issues are dealt with prior to Contract Exchange.