Surprisingly enough, it is
probably not a property lawyer you need but more likely to be someone who deals
with building contracts. It might be worthwhile contacting barristers chambers
and speaking to the clerk and asking if any barrister in the chambers anyone
does Direct Access and deals with this kind of matter. The barristers clerk will
know exactly who deals with what. The first thing you need is an opinion as to
your likely chance of success and as, if this goes to court, you are going to
need a barrister, you may as well (at this stage at any rate) save the
solicitor's money and go straight for the barrister's opinion. The barrister
says that in his opinion it has no chance of success or, limited chance, at
least you know.
The barrister may be able to
suggest a solicitor could deal with it for you.
Unless you have money to pay
for the legal costs in the event that any claim that fails, you are going to
need insurers to cover the legal costs and this is arranged by the solicitor.
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