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Did you sign terms and conditions with this older law firm?Alex
In short they were negligent, is that right?
Ok, then you dont have to pay.
Why should you when they didnt do the proper work or disclose the correct files and documents.
If you refuse to pay they could try and take you to Court.
Given the value it would be a small claim and you could explain to the Judge how sloppy they were.
If you got a letter from your current Solicitor about the state of the file that may also help you if it went that far.
But do you have to pay given the shoddy work - no
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
I agree. Breach of contract - they failed to act with all reasonable skill and care.
Does that clarify? Alex