Three years ago, we found out that the solicitor that we had paid to do the conveyancing for our house, arsed it up and basically didn’t do the work he was paid to do. Result being, we didn’t own the house.
This was when we found out that the practice he had been a partner in had ceased trading, so, it was off to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, and we also had to find another solicitor to do the remedial conveyancing.
Last week, a couple of months past three years since discovering we’d been shafted, it all appears to have been done, solicitors fee’s covered, compensation used to pay for a well deserved holiday, and because he held on to money we’d paid and not done the work, one solicitor being investigated for professional misconduct.
Honestly I’m just glad it’s all over. But if you ever have to involve the SLCC just be aware it can be a long process.