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Barrister Negligence

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04 Dec 16 #486373 by Jane2014
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I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of how stressful it is to sue a barrister.

I have a report from a top Professional Negligence Barrister that my barrister was negligent in regard to my financial settlement. He is however concerned about my health as I have Complex Post Traumatic Stress as a result of a emotionally abusive marriage but this has become worse due to my barristers behaviour.

I would appreciate the opinions of anyone who has been through suing a barrister.

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08 Dec 16 #486477 by Rob68
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Hi Jane,
My barrister did an ok job during the FH but did not deliver on the drafting of the Court Order and caused me a huge amount of stress.
I contacted the Law Society. They opened a file and sent me some advice on how to write a letter of complaints and the different arguments that can be used, depending on your circumstances.
I followed my barrister's chambers complaint procedure and sent them my letter of complaint, asking for a deduction of £1,500 from his bill.
They did not get back to me, and after chasing the money for a while, they finally gave up.
There really need to be some changes on how barristers and solicitors operate and they should be a lot more accountable on how they treat their clients.
Suing a barrister might be a big challenge. After all, they are expert at it. Contact the Law Society and check his Chambers' complaint procedure.

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10 Dec 16 #486506 by Jane2014
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I have been down the complaints procedure and she has not admitted to her negligence. I have been awarded Pro Bono assistance and it is their advice that she was negligent to the tune of approx 110k. They have advised me it is going to be stressful to sue her but I wondered just how stressful it might be!

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