JAPANESE KNOTWEED: CLAIMS AGAINST SOLICITORS
Our solicitors have been bringing claims in relation to Japanese knotweed for longer than any other lawyers in the country.
Professional Negligence: Did The Solicitor Mention Knotweed?
If you have recently bought a house, the Law Society’s Property Information Form (TA6) should ensure that your solicitor has asked whether the property is or has been affected by Japanese Knotweed. If your solicitor did not provide you with a Property Information Form (TA6), used a version of the form without the Japanese knotweed question or failed to advise you with regards the answer, you may have a claim against them for professional negligence.
Broadly, professional negligence occurs where a professional fails to perform his responsibilities to the required standard. Legal claims against professionals (such as solicitors, surveyors, accountants and professional trustees) are now commonplace. Over the past decades, the increase in professional negligence actions has been attributable to a number of factors, including a greater awareness of legal rights of claimants and an increase in the complexity of work undertaken by professionals.
What To Do Next?
f you believe that you are entitled to compensation as a result of your solicitor’s negligence, or if you are unsure as to your legal position, please contact our specialist Japanese knotweed lawyers.
You can contact us in a number of ways:
- by using the contact form on this page or by emailing us at [email protected] and one of our support staff will be in touch no later than 24 hours of receiving your enquiry
- by contacting our support staff by calling 0207 058 0050
- by contacting one of our lawyers directly – please contact Dorothea Antzoulatos at [email protected]
Read more of our Expert’s advice on all aspects of Japanese Knotweed law below:
If you have any questions about a specific case we are working on or want to know more about who we are and what we do, then speak to our team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.