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Problems with lawyer's incompetence

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  • Problems with lawyer's incompetence

    I was subject to repossession action by the local authority, I believed their action to be unlawful and challenged the action in court. I had a lay representative who failed to show up for a hearing and an eviction order was granted. I hired a solicitor to get the case reinstated which was successful. Prior to going to court, I told the solicitor that I believed the case was unlawful and was told they will get the case dismissed.at the recall hearing - this never happened.
    For the past year I have sent my lawyer material that backs up my claim that the Council's action is incompetent but the lawyer disagreed, claiming the LA's case was competent, saying the law resides in the universal credit Act. The lawyer made it clear that I must accept their decision and if not then there is a lack of trust and I should think about whether I still want them to represent me. As another court hearing was a week ahead I backed down. The judge refused to speak to my lawyer at that hearing and just had a zoom call with the LA legal representative and had the case continued to next year.
    This gave me time to try and find from another source whether I was right or my solicitor. I wrote to the DWP about my case and they have come back agreeing with me the LA's action is incompetent.
    Needless to say, I am unhappy with the advice/actions of my solicitor. My solicitor is 2 years post grad and inexperienced, looks to me there is no supervision by the senior team.
    This has cost me a great deal in financial costs and also emotional, psychological, and physical costs. I have been dragged through the courts for the past 3 years while battling cancer.
    I am obviously going to have to address the issues with the solicitor but I feel anxious about it. I worry that their career will finish before it even starts if I make a complaint/seek compensation and I don't want to see the solicitor on the street. Any ideas on how I go about this?
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    Begin by raising a complaint with the firm - go on their website and there will be a process. Follow it would be what I would do in your circumstances.

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    • #3
      Oh no, I hope you're coping. This is a very difficult situation. If a lawyer has deceived you or has not provided the necessary services, you should sue him. I hope you are all right now and have sorted out your problems a little.

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      • #4
        A lawyer's incompetence can make things worse for you. I think the best solution is to file a complaint against him. I encountered such problems when I lived in New York. I thought all New York lawyers were highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, I was wrong. In the end, when I had problems, I didn't get proper help. After a while, we moved to Florida. Any process involving the Florida Department requires that a person has knowledgeable counsel by their side to provide legal advice. I like the state's attitude toward the problems of its citizens. Even private companies are conscientious about treating their customers. In my opinion, erasethecase.com stands out from the rest with the professionalism of its employees.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eliaorteg View Post
          A lawyer's incompetence can make things worse for you. I think the best solution is to file a complaint against him. I encountered such problems when I lived in New York. I thought all New York lawyers were highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, I was wrong. In the end, when I had problems, I didn't get proper help. After a while, we moved to Florida. Any process involving the Florida Department requires that a person has knowledgeable counsel by their side to provide legal advice. I like the state's attitude toward the problems of its citizens. Even private companies are conscientious about treating their customers. In my opinion, erasethecase.com stands out from the rest with the professionalism of its employees.
          USA Problem this is the UK.

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