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Recovering damages in professional negligence claim


The claimant was on holiday in the USA when she slipped and fell on a carpeted staircase sustaining a personal injury. Solicitors were instructed to pursue a claim on her behalf. Unfortunately, they failed to take the necessary steps to interrupt the appropriate limitation period in Florida and the claim was therefore time barred.

We were subsequently instructed to pursue a professional negligence claim against the previous solicitors' indemnity insurers. We were able to recover a sum of £60,000 plus costs for the loss of chance claim resulting from the previous solicitors' negligence.


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