Our client's previous solicitors issued a claim against her tour operator following an accident whilst she was on holiday in Egypt. She fell down stairs that were wet in the hotel where she was staying and suffered a fractured ankle.
She had metalwork inserted and it took approximately 18 months for her symptoms to resolve. Unfortunately, the previous solicitors failed to serve the proceedings within the prescribed time limit, and her case was therefore time barred. We pursued a successful claim for professional negligence against her previous solicitors' indemnity insurers, with the claim settling at a little under £14,600, plus an additional £800 for the travel insurers' outlay.