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Smith Partnership Professional Negligence team ranked once again as a Legal 500 leading team

For the 3rd year running the Professional Liability team has been ranked as a leading 500 advisor for professional liability claims, according to the 2019 Legal 500 published in September 2019.

Claims Against Team once again ranked in the Legal 500

Smith Partnership, one of the largest firms of solicitors in the Midlands, is delighted to have been recognised again as “one of the leading firms in the East Midlands” with a reputation for “exceptional service” in this year’s Legal 500 report, the annual guide to UK law firms.

What happens next?

If you instruct us to take on your case, we will consider if we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA); this is sometimes known as a “no win no fee” agreement. In order to decide this we will need to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case. This will involve looking at all of the relevant documentation in your possession.

What is a standstill agreement?

A standstill agreement is an agreement which has the effect of stopping or suspending time for the purposes of limitation. It may be used to allow negotiations to take place to settle a dispute, and thereby avoiding court action, or perhaps a claimant is not ready to issue a claim form or has issued a claim form but not yet served the particulars of claim.

What is Limitation?

Limitation is the legal principle that there should be an end date to litigation. The main reason for this is to protect defendants against claims being made against them after a long period of time when they may have destroyed evidence available to rebut those claims.