Worst probate solicitors named and shamed
After years of being protected through anonymity, it has been revealed that the Legal Ombudsman is set to publish a list of Britain’s worst probate solicitors and lawyers. This comes on the back of 7,455 legal cases which were investigated last year, with around two thirds of complainants winning their case.
Around a quarter of the complaints were based on what was felt to be excessive costs, with 12% of those, focusing on probate work.
The list will outline the sub standard service received by the complainant and is expected to include issues such as excessive fees and unacceptable delays.
The Legal Ombudsman can award up to £30,000 compensation for individuals who feel that they have been given sub standard legal service in any way.