Professional Negligence Claims

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Our approachable and down-to-earth Professional Negligence Solicitors can help if you want to make a claim for professional negligence.

We can review your professional’s papers and files, and then advise you of the merits of a claim.

When you pay for the services of a professional advisor such as a Solicitor, Accountant, Surveyor or Conveyancer, you’ll expect that they’ll get the job done properly.

But mistakes can and do happen. For instance:

  • Did an Accountant give incorrect tax advice or undervalue company assets?

  • Did your Surveyor make mistakes when you were buying a house?

  • Did a Solicitor give incorrect advice before you purchased a property?

  • Did a Solicitor under-settle in a personal injury or medical negligence claim?

Our Professional Negligence Solicitors understand the issues you face and can help you if you want make a professional negligence claim.

We’ve taken cases to the Court of Appeal and are considered industry leaders in this area.

We’ll always adopt a pragmatic yet realistic approach, and speak to you in plain English.

So if you feel you’ve suffered from professional negligence, get in touch for free, no obligation advice on what to do next.

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

More Information on Professional Negligence

If we take on your case, a Professional Negligence Solicitor will review your professional’s files and papers and advise you of the merits of a claim.

We’ll look to identify a specific failing from the outset and work out the scale of the loss as early as possible.

We can then identify the difficulties you may face to enable you to make an informed decision going forward.

Our Professional Negligence Solicitors deal with claims against:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Accountants
  • Independent Financial Advisers (IFA)

If you’ve lost out because of poor or negligent professional advice, you may have a right to claim compensation.

Accreditations

We’re members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, which acts as an information point where the general public can gain advice in relation to a professional dispute.

Frequently asked questions

What funding is available?

We offer a fixed fee service to review files and provide an opinion.

We can also represent you if you have Legal Expenses Insurance and your insurance company agree to our appointment.

Some cases may be able to be handled on a No Win, No Fee basis - ask for details.

What is Professional Negligence?

Professional negligence is a breach of duty between a professional and a client. Professional negligence claims are civil claims brought against legal and professional advisers. This includes Solicitors, Barristers, Accountants, Architects, Financial Advisers and Surveyors.

Legal advisers must apply 'reasonable skill and care' when advising their clients. This is particularly important when dealing with property purchases and sales, tax matters and in personal injury or medical negligence claims which may provide compensation for long term care.

What are the different types of Professional Negligence?
  • Missed Time Limits - This can mean missing the limitation date (in Personal Injury claims usually three years from the injury and in contract six years from the contract date) for beginning a claim or it can mean missing a Court deadline so that a claim is struck out.

  • Ending a Case Too Soon - Some cases are settled before an injury has healed or without medical evidence on the timeframe for recovery. Where recovery takes longer, or there are complications, these will not be compensated. A professional negligence claim will arise if there was inadequate advice at the time of settlement.

  • Undetected Injuries - Some types of personal injury, especially subtle head and brain injuries, are missed when cases are settled. Some injuries carry future risks - for example, broken bones can mean arthritis in later life. These risks should be compensated in your settlement.

  • Missed Types of Loss - Injury claims can include compensation for care and support from family members. There can be compensation for lost earnings - even if you weren’t working at the time of your accident - if your injuries make it harder to find a new job.

  • Delay - Injury compensation includes interest for losses you have suffered in the past. In serious injury cases, the interest on past losses can be thousands of pounds. If your legal adviser is extremely slow, the settlement might not include the full interest claim. Also, if too much time is taken and insufficient investigation undertaken, a good case can become a bad case.

In each example, the professional negligence claim would be for the shortfall in your damages, or the lost chance to bring a claim for full compensation.

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