Absolutely! You are entitled to switch your solicitors for whatever reason you wish. Common reasons we have encountered include: Being unhappy with the service your current personal injury solicitor is providing to you.
Is it easy to change solicitors?
Changing your solicitor is very simple. All you need to do is to find a new solicitor to take over your case for you. The new solicitor will ask you to sign a form of authority so they can obtain your files from your previous solicitor.
Does it cost to change solicitors?
Whilst you may incur extra fees if you decide to change your conveyancing solicitor, it is unlikely that you will incur any penalties. However, they will be incurred if completion of the transaction is delayed as a result of a change in solicitors.
Can I move solicitors?
If you lose confidence in your solicitor for whatever reason, the best course of action is to speak to a senior member of the firm to try and sort things out before changing solicitor. It may be that your case can simply be transferred to another solicitor within the firm who will be better able to handle your work.
What can I do if I am not happy with my 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.
Why do people change solicitors?
Reasons for someone to change solicitors
The old solicitor not being available to speak on the phone. the old solicitor is not willing to switch the case funding to No Win, No Fee. Lack of progress with the case. Delay.
Can you fire a solicitor?
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.
Can I cancel a solicitor?
If you instruct your solicitor online or without a prior face to face meeting, you can cancel within 14 calendar days and receive a full refund of any money you have paid your solicitor in respect of fees where no legal work has been carried out.
Can I request my file from a solicitor?
The solicitor is not obliged to hand over the following categories of documents: … Therefore, a solicitor can decline any request for a ‘file’ of documents and only provide those which the client is actually entitled to.
Why do solicitors take so long?
But, why do solicitors take so long to exchange contracts? The truth is there can be numerous reasons from them simply being bad at their job or having too many clients to handle, through to instructions from the seller, delays in obtaining searches, and even unresponsive buyers.
What happens if a 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.
Can I complain about my buyers solicitor?
Home buyers and sellers whose transactions are messed up or delayed by someone else’s solicitor could be given rights to complain to the Legal Ombudsman. … At the moment, you can only complain about your own solicitor – not, for example, the other party’s conveyancer who may have lost information or dragged their heels.