Why would a solicitor be struck off?
The reasons for striking a solicitor off the Roll for dishonesty are set out in the Court of Appeal decision of Bolton v The Law Society  1 WLR 512. Sir Thomas Bingham MR said: ‘The most serious [cases] involve proven dishonesty, whether or not leading to criminal proceedings or penalties.
Can a solicitor stop representing you?
The bottom line is that, while a client can in principle sack their solicitor without giving notice or a reason, a solicitor can only stop acting for a client with good reason and on reasonable notice, or with the client’s consent. The relationship between solicitor and client is a contractual one.
What happens if a solicitor is struck off?
If you have been struck-off for dishonesty offences, it is highly unlikely the SRA will grant permission for you to work at a law firm. Therefore, any chance of resuming your career rests in being restored to the Roll.
Why is my buyers solicitor taking so long?
There are numerous factors that can cause delays, delays in conducting or obtaining searches, differences in valuations, the size of the chain, unresponsive buyers or sellers, a solicitor having too much to handle or simply being bad at his or her work.
How long do I have to make a complaint against a solicitor?
Firstly, you should complain to your solicitor. All solicitors have a process for handling complaints….When you make a complaint, you should:
- complain as soon as possible.
- be clear on what the issue is and how you would like it to be resolved.
- give them up to eight weeks to resolve your complaint.
What is the quickest a house sale can go through?
With an ideal sales process, freehold properties can be sold in as little as six weeks, while leasehold properties generally take longer at eight to ten weeks.
How quickly should solicitors respond?
Solicitors must acknowledge written complaints in writing within 7 days and must send a full response within 28 days of the day you make the complaint. They must also keep you informed about the progress of your complaint.
What happens if I lie to my solicitor?
The solicitor has to advise the client to plead guilty or find a new solicitor. However, merely suspecting that the client is guilty is not enough to bar him from acting. Even if lying was allowed, it’s a bad idea in family cases. All it does is cause suspicion to grow which makes it difficult to negotiate.
What to do if a solicitors firm has closed?
This could be due to the death or sudden illness (more often the case with sole practitioners than with firms). If you are the client of a firm that appears to have been abandoned, please contact us immediately. If we receive a report of an abandoned firm, we will look into it. It is possible that we will close the firm.
What can I do if another solicitor is causing delays?
If your solicitor is telling you that the delays are being caused by another solicitor, what can you do? Can I contact my buyer’s or seller’s solicitor? No. You are not permitted to have any direct contact with them, as it could be construed as causing a conflict of interest. The only people who can communicate with them on your behalf are:
Can a solicitor / conveyancer not be local to you?
With regards to having documents signed and contact with you, don’t be worried if your solicitor/conveyancer is not local to you as again it is quite normal that all documents are sent to clients via post/email/phone as opposed to historically having clients in to the office for attendance meetings.
Can you contact your buyer or seller’s solicitor?
Can I contact my buyer’s or seller’s solicitor? No. You are not permitted to have any direct contact with them, as it could be construed as causing a conflict of interest. The only people who can communicate with them on your behalf are: Their client, i.e. your buyer or seller; Your legal company; The estate agent; What can I do?