Responsibility of Lawyers

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awaygood
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Responsibility of Lawyers

Post by awaygood » 06 Jul 2015 11:09

When I hired a lawyer to help my purchase my property, I expected him to represent my interests (silly me!). He made no mention of the ridiculous situation regarding title deeds in Cyprus which, had I known the situation, would have decided me against purchasing my property. So, my question is do I have any legal recourse against my lawyer?



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Re: Responsibility of Lawyers

Post by Nigel Howarth » 06 Jul 2015 13:24

Hi awaygood

Louise rarely has time to visit the forum these days, but you can contact her via her company's website at http://www.zambartaslawoffices.com/

As for whether you have any legal recourse against your lawyer, I doubt it. BUT if you suffer any financial loss as a result of his possible negligence, he may have a case to answer.

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awaygood
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Re: Responsibility of Lawyers

Post by awaygood » 06 Jul 2015 15:15

Thanks, Nigel. You gave me the answer I was rather expecting. It could be worse; my neighbour's lawyer failed to inform him that there was a boundary dispute over his garden wall, and he ended up losing about a metre of his garden!



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Re: Responsibility of Lawyers

Post by Pantheman » 08 Jul 2015 10:00

Nigel Howarth wrote:Hi awaygood

BUT if you suffer any financial loss as a result of his possible negligence, he may have a case to answer.

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Proving the negligence will be extremely difficult. It'll just be their word against yours unless you have anything specifically in writing from them at the time.

Good luck though.


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