Taking Legal Action against a Solicitor

The Society maintains a list of solicitors who are prepared to take negligence and breach of contract actions against colleagues. This list of solicitors is referred to as the Negligence Panel and details are provided here.

Negligence and breach of contract

The courts established by the Constitution are usually the place where conflicts relating to negligence and breach of contract are resolved. If the complaint is one which involves allegations of negligence and breach of contract where the complainant is seeking compensation in excess of €3,000, or if the Complaints and Client Relations Committee considers that a civil remedy in the courts is appropriate for a complaint, the complainant will be informed and the Society is not empowered to take any further action in relation to the complaint and/or the solicitor.

Quite often, especially in serious cases, the speediest and most effective remedy for a complainant is legal action against the solicitor.

The Law Society understands that sometimes complainants, having had an unsatisfactory experience with their previous solicitor, are reluctant to become involved with legal action and/or more solicitors. However, you should not allow this reluctance to unduly influence you.

Panel of solicitors to help you 

For details of solicitors who are prepared to help with a negligence or breach of contract action, view the Negligence Panel.