We acted for a private client who had obtained incorrect and negligent advice from a previous firm of solicitors, concerning a probate claim he had made and which arose from his late father’s estate. The previous advice resulted in the claim being dismissed and an order for substantial costs made against the client.
A claim for negligence against the previous solicitors was made and the matter pursued by court proceedings. These were well advanced by the time a mediation was arranged. The result was a settlement of the claim on favourable terms and a recovery of compensation for our client.