Discovering that you have a useless solicitor representing you in your divorce, is a pretty dreadful situation; sadly I concur and from personal experience.
The problem with any form of legal representation is that you only find out how good they are after you’ve engaged them.
While you do your best to cope with the emotional heartache that divorce throws your way, you may have additional hurt resulting from incompetence from the firm that is meant to have your best interests at heart.
What do you do if this is happening to you? Precisely what I did – change solicitors! It’s never too late to find somebody else to take your case and yes, it will probably be a hassle to download everything again and get the files moved over, but it’s not impossible.
The only consideration beyond this point is whether you report them to the legal ombudsman, the Law Society, to ensure you lodge an official complaint. I didn’t and my goodness, how I regret it. The fact is, I was too downtrodden and browbeaten to do so. You need a reserve of energy for such a fight and it just wasn’t in me.
That said, there is nothing wrong with making a big noise about their services afterwards, if for no other reason but to inform people of what they may getting themselves into if they engage them.