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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.
You would normally have a claim for professional negligence against the barrister, yes. However the statute of limitations states that any claim of this nature must be issue at court within 6 years of the date of the negligence and you say that this happened more than 7 years ago. The court does have discretion to set aside the limitation period under S.33 of the Limitation Act 1980 but will only do so if you have a very good reason for the delay. You say you were not advised of your right to sue - the judge would not tell you this. You would need to make enquiries within the 6 years and you have done so too late in my view. I would be concerned the court would not think it a good enough reason but you can at lease try.
In any case a professional negligence claim would require a law firm on a no win no fee agreement as they are complex, and an application to set aside the time period would also need to be made. I would recommend you try a law firm, any of the following may be able to help:
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