Did you entrust your cavity wall insulation claim to SSB Law under a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement, only to find yourself now facing the pursuit of legal court costs or other unexpected charges? Rest assured; we are here to provide the assistance you need.
JMR Solicitors are currently the only law firm who the current SSB Law files are being transferred to. Due to the hefty bills being paid by clients we are confident that we can pursue Professional Negligence claims either against SSB or their professional indemnity insurer. We have complete confidence that we will be able to deal with all cases quickly and favourably for our clients.
There are some cases where former clients of SSB are being demanded to pay legal bills in the region of £30,000-£40,000. This is not something to be taken lightly. We understand and empathise with clients. Their livelihoods and properties have been compromised. It is unfair that individuals have been left in this unfortunate situation under the premise of “a no-win, no fee” situation. This is why many are pursuing professional negligence claims against SSB.
Marium Razzaq and Satpal Roth Sharma, Partner’s of JMR Solicitors in Manchester said: “It’s absolutely shocking how clients are currently being faced with unexpected legal costs because of this unfortunate situation which is not their fault. We are the sole firm who the clients matters have been transferred to and we have utmost trust that our law firm can help these clients win their cases for potential professional negligence against SSB or their insurers in respect for a claim for professional negligence. We assure members of the public who have been the victim of this unfortunate situation that we are taking this matter very seriously, and doing all we can to ensure all clients are represented fairly to achieve the best possible outcome for them.
Case Study: You’re not alone!
It was reported in The Gazette by The Law Society that a former claimant with SSB Law is now facing significant distress as he received an unexpected £38,000 legal bill, demanding payment within a mere two weeks. Despite initially signing up for a cavity wall insulation claim on a no-win, no-fee basis with the assurance of after-the-event insurance, he was informed by Sheffield-based SSB that the claim was discontinued in 2022. Suddenly, a letter from a defendant firm arrived, demanding wasted costs on behalf of its insulation installer client, threatening legal action through the county court and the potential involvement of bailiffs to recover the debt.
Living in constant fear of losing his home, the father-of-four expressed the turmoil caused by the abrupt and unforeseen financial burden. Numerous assurances from SSB, claiming he wouldn’t have to pay a penny and that the claim was covered by insurance, now seem to be shattered. With SSB Law plunging into administration with staggering debts estimated at £48 million, former clients, mainly in the north-west, north-east, and Wales, are surfacing with similar demands for costs on claims long since discontinued.
The extent of problem with these legal fines by SSB
The issue has escalated to involve approximately 1,400 people who may have received demands to pay legal bills. We are currently having ongoing discussions between administrators and after-the-event insurers to determine the coverage clients had when initiating their claims. The severity of the situation prompted Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham to address the matter in Parliament, emphasising the impact of bills amounting to tens of thousands of pounds landing on the doorsteps of individuals across the north of England.
SSB Law and Professional Negligence Claims
To get a better understanding on how serious things have become, let’s look at what happened to SSB Law. The firm used to be well-known for handling cavity wall insulation claims but faced financial problems, leading to its closure. With debts of over £200 million owed to six funders, the firm went from being a trusted legal source to facing a difficult situation. This financial trouble not only caused chaos but also made way for potential claims of professional negligence.
What is a Professional Negligence Claim?
Professional negligence happens when a professional falls short of meeting the expected standard in fulfilling their duties. A claim in professional negligence may stem from one or a combination of the following:
- Breach of a contractual term, whether expressed or implied
- Breach of the duty of care under the tort of negligence
- Infraction of fiduciary duty
- Breach of statutory duty
While these claims are typically initiated by the professional’s client, in certain situations, third parties may also have the grounds to pursue legal action against the professional.
What to do if you’ve received a bill from SSB Law
If you’re facing huge legal bills after their compensation claims collapsed despite being assured your case would be taken on a no-win, no-fee basis, then we will help you with a professional negligence claim.
With an average legal cost of £35,000 to £40,000 haunting clients, JMR Solicitors specialises in representing those aiming to recover losses incurred due to SSB Law’s mishandling of cavity wall insulation claims. The added advantage is that your case is in the process of being transferred to us. We are the sole UK law firm that is in receipt of your file.
When you wake up one day, to being demanded a payment of up £40,000, with no means to pay this money and without any inkling of this situation arising, due to the promise of a no-win, no fee basis, then there is a potential claim for professional negligence.
The first thing you should do if you’re facing a cost from SSB is get in touch our lawyers at JMR Solicitors. We can assist you and take steps to get in touch with your insurers on your behalf.
We will then provide you with sound legal advice on how to deal with this matter. It is our job to ensure you do not have to pay for claims that have no merit. We know how distressing this must be for you.
To pursue your professional negligence claim with JMR Solicitors, all you need to do to get started, is call us on 0161 491 3933 or email email@example.com – We will deal with all SSB Professional Negligence claims as a matter of urgency.