I have been awarded pro bono assistance regarding my
. I would like to know if there is a technical/legal term for when you are given incorrect advice by a solicitor. She advised me to sign a consent order. The judge would not approve it due to being unfair and adjourned the hearing. The hearing resulting from the adjourned hearing, in front of a different judge, I was advised I had been given incorrect advice by my
and she had not worked in my best interests, so had to pay 5k costs.
I would like to know if there is a term for this in order to do as much research before visiting the barrister in order not to waste time.
From putting 'incorrect advice given by a barrister' into a search engine it throws up terminology such as 'professional negligence' and 'malpractice'.
I am not sure if these were the terms you were looking for or if they fit the criteria. Also I (personally speaking) would be cautious of putting these words to a solicitor/barrister unless I was 100% confident in what I was saying or it could give rise to accusations of slander(?) if incorrect...
Hope this helps, please note I am not legally trained and have only personal experience to refer to...