Pursuing a law firm for professional negligence and costs

Our client had previously instructed a local firm of solicitors to act in a substantial and highly acrimonious boundary dispute. 

They were advised to start Court proceedings against the neighbours and that they had a very strong case.  The case went on for many years and involved 2 sets of court proceedings, including injunctions and 2 full trials. 

The cases were both unsuccessful for the client, meaning that they lost their own legal costs and were ordered to pay their neighbour’s costs, totalling a substantial six-figure sum.