How long will my case take to settle?

Where you have received poor service  from your existing solicitor and we take over your case  – The timescale is very much dependant on the stage of proceedings. Generally a case can take anywhere from 3 months to 18 months to settle which will vary on the specific facts of the case and whether litigation is required through the Court.

Where another solicitor won’t take on your case and we set up a new case – Generally a personal injury case can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to settle. These timescales can however vary depending on the complexity of the issues at hand. For example, whether liability is admitted or denied, the complexity of injuries sustained and whether litigation is required through Court. We will advise you throughout the case providing regular updates so you are fully aware of the timescales involved. 

Where you are unhappy with compensation received (a professional negligence claim) – From submitting a letter of claim your previous solicitors will have just under 4 months in total in which to acknowledge this and provide a decision on liability. If no further medical evidence is required then we can put forward an early offer in settlement. If additional medical evidence is required we will press on and obtain this in order to ensure a proper valuation can be placed on your claim before an offer is made. We will provide you with regular updates at all stages of your professional negligence claim.

Where your solicitor has missed the limitation deadline and where we take over your case – In this situation we will need to apply to the Court asking for them to dis-apply the limitation period in order to proceed with your case. The timescales involved are very dependent on the Court and their ability to list the matter for an early hearing. We have a wealth of experience in rectifying cases like this and will work closely with the Court to ensure matters progress as efficiently as possible. We will advise you of the outcome and whether a professional negligence case should also be pursued.

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