Professional Negligence Claims Against Lawyers

Struggling with the aftermath of lawyer negligence? Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers understand your frustration and are here to assist. We’re committed to restoring justice and your peace of mind. Discuss your situation with us today.

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Negligence and Legal Professionals

Have you experienced loss due to a lawyer’s negligence? Dealing with legal malpractice can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding your rights and the standards expected of legal professionals. At Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers, we’re here to guide you through this.

Lawyers are bound by strict professional standards, and failure to meet these can constitute negligence. Our team is adept at navigating the complexities of legal malpractice, ensuring that if you’ve been adversely affected by a lawyer’s failure to exercise reasonable care and skill, you have strong legal support to seek the justice you deserve.

Don’t let professional negligence impact your legal rights. Contact Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers for a free consultation. We’re committed to upholding the highest standards of legal practice and ensuring your case is handled with the diligence and expertise it warrants.

Professional Negligence Claims We Handle

We work with individuals who are suffering financially because of a professional’s negligent services. We will fight for you in court if you have valid negligence claims against professionals like:

How to get started

Litigation can be complex and daunting, but we’ll make the process easier for you. Book a complimentary call today.

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Tell us your
legal matter

Speak to one of our litigation lawyers via phone for free and provide the necessary details and documents so we can better understand your situation.
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We’ll let you know
where you stand

If we think that you have a good argument, we’ll devise a strategy for you on how we will take on your matter, and give you legal guidance and a fee estimate. All for free.
3

You Decide

It’s ultimately your decision whether to hire us or not based on the strategy and fee estimate we gave you. There’s no obligation and no pressure to proceed.
1

Tell us your legal matter

Speak to one of our litigation lawyers via phone for free and provide the necessary details and documents so we can better understand your situation.
2

We’ll let you know where you stand

If we think that you have a good argument, we’ll devise a strategy for you on how we will take on your matter, and give you legal guidance and a fee estimate. All for free.
3

You Decide

It’s ultimately your decision whether to hire us or not based on the strategy and fee estimate we gave you. There’s no obligation and no pressure to proceed.

Why Gibbs Wright

Our team of litigation lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and getting the best possible outcome for your situation.

What we do is very simple: we sue people, defend people when they get sued and negotiate resolutions to disputes to prevent proceedings from commencing. It’s the only thing we do and we do it really well.

Having done this for many years, we know the law and the legal processes like the back of our hands. But more importantly, we know how to win. No matter the industry you’re in or how complex your situation is.
When we take on your legal matter, you know that our team of expert litigation lawyers will fight for you not just for the sake of it. We will fight relentlessly so you can get back to business as soon as possible.  

Hear it from our satisfied clients

Expert litigators, ready to fight for you.

Spencer Wright

Litigation Director

Spencer leads the strategic operations at Gibbs Wright, with a wealth of knowledge on Queensland law and business operations.

Jessica Carroll

Litigation Solicitor

Jessica holds interests in defamation, corporate and contract law, and works closely with all team members of the firm to ensure the client receives the best result.

Emma Bettridge

Special Counsel

Emma is an experienced commercial litigator committed to giving her clients practical and solutions-oriented advice.

Melany Dowse

Special Counsel

Melany represents a range of clients from individuals and small businesses to body corporates and insolvency practitioners.

Mitchell Caldwell

Senior Litigation Solicitor

Mitchell has degrees in both law and aviation management and has an extensive background in customer service.

Jannah Riley

Litigation Solicitor

Jannah is the newest member of the team with keen eye for litigation and a passion for client success.

Kathryn

Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is considered professional negligence in legal practice?

    Professional negligence occurs when a lawyer fails to provide the standard of care and skill expected in legal practice, leading to client harm or loss. When characterising a lawyer’s professional responsibility to their client, past cases have used such words as skill, diligence, competence, loyalty, honour, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity.

    The standard of care, however, is not one of perfection, with the benefit of hindsight. Rather, what a prudent solicitor would have done in all of the circumstances.

    Critically, such negligence must cause loss, which is an essential element of professional negligence.

  • How do I know if my lawyer was negligent?

    Negligence may be evident if your lawyer missed critical deadlines, provided poor legal advice, mishandled your case, or breached confidentiality, among other scenarios.

  • Can I claim compensation for losses due to my lawyer's negligence?

    Yes, if you suffered financial loss or other damages due to your lawyer’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. This depends on proving negligence and linking it to your loss.

  • What should I do if I suspect my lawyer was negligent?

    Gather all relevant documentation and contact a legal professional experienced in handling negligence cases for an assessment of your situation. If you’re in Queensland, our Brisbane litigation team at Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers can help.

  • Is there a time limit for filing a professional negligence claim against a lawyer?

    Yes, there are statutory time limits for filing such claims, which vary. It’s important to seek advice as soon as you suspect negligence.

  • What evidence is needed to support a claim of lawyer negligence?

    Evidence can include communication records, legal documents, case files, and any other proof of the lawyer’s actions or inactions that led to your loss.

  • Can I file a negligence claim if my case is still ongoing?

    It’s possible, but typically these claims are assessed after the conclusion of the original case. An expert in professional negligence can advise on the best approach.

  • Are there any costs involved in pursuing a claim?

    Legal costs will vary. Discussing the fee structure with your representing law firm upfront is crucial.

  • How can Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers assist in my professional negligence claim?

    Our team has experience in bringing professional negligence cases. We will review your case and give you options on how to proceed.

Explore your legal options with Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers - Brisbane’s Leading Litigation Firm.

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