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I am a solicitor in Scotland. What specifically have your former solicitors admitted?
These determinations relate to inadequate professional service for which the SLCC can order some compensation. However to get back your whole losses you would need to intimate a claim for negligence against the firm. This would not be dealt with by the SLCC but is dealt with by the professional negligence insurers. In Scotland the brokers for all solicitors insurance is dealt with by Lockton Companies LLP,***** Edinburgh, EH1 2AN. In the first instance a claim for negligence should be intimated to the firm concerned. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited by JustAnswer for helping you today.
Yes, a claim for inadequate professional service to the SLCC is different from a claim for negligence. If you are refusing the SLCC award and appealing it, then you follow the SLCC procedure that they will have provided you with. Remember that an SLCC award is not intended to fully compensate you for actual losses. It is compensation for inconvenience and distress. The negligence claim is for compensation for losses. You intimate a written claim against the firm for the full £7500 plus interest at 8% form the date your loss occurred.