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Professional Negligence

Negligent advice or services from a solicitor or other professional may have devastating consequences. Depending on circumstances, you may have the right to recover your financial losses.

We are committed to offering a personalised service, tailored to individual needs. Our experience and expertise enable us to provide quick, accurate advice in order to pursue a claim in a cost effective way and maximise prospects of winning.

Our professional negligence lawyers are available to discuss any possible claims. If you have suffered poor service and have lost out on money or something of value it is certainly worth making an enquiry with us.

We all rely on professionals at some point in our lives: surveyors to purchase new homes; lawyers to act in legal affairs such as divorce, property transactions, and preparation of Wills; and insurance brokers who advise on home cover and/or insuring belongings. However, professionals can make mistakes and in these circumstances, our lawyers may be able to help you.

We can help with professional negligence claims against the following professions:

We appreciate the devastating consequences negligent professionals can cause our clients. Mistakes by professionals can lead to owning a home with substantial defects, under settling or losing a court case, not inheriting money left by a loved one or an invalid insurance policy.

Most professionals are required to have insurance to cover claims against them for negligence and so, even if the professional concerned is no longer in business, claims can often still be pursued.

We are committed to offering a personalised service, tailored to you and your needs. Our lawyers are approachable and have years of experience. If you think you have experienced a loss due to professional negligence, contact us and we will take you through the process, step by step. We advise on funding so clients can consider a variety of funding methods and where possible we offer a no-win, no-fee payment option.

Frequently asked questions
What is professional negligence?

Professional negligence occurs when a professional fails to perform to the standard of a competent professional in the same field. Such a failure could amount to a breach of contract or a breach of duty of care. The other necessary ingredients for a claim are that the professional’s failure caused you a loss and that you can prove the loss.

What do I have to prove?

1. Duty of Care
You must prove that the professional owed you a duty of care. This could be evidenced in a contract between you and the professional, or implied by the nature of the relationship.

2. Breach of the above Duty
You must prove that the service provided by the professional fell below the standard of a reasonably competent professional and that there was a breach of the duty of care.

3. Causation
The breach must have directly caused the loss.

4. Loss
You will need to provide evidence of your loss and prove that it was caused by the breach and not some other problem; if the damage would have occurred in any event, you may not have a claim.

How much can I claim?

This will depend on the circumstances of your case. The loss can be easy to calculate if, for example, an accountant calculates your tax incorrectly and you have to pay a penalty.

A more complicated example would be if you lose the opportunity to pursue a claim. In that scenario, a court would have to assess your prospects of success in the original action.

To get in touch with our professional negligence solicitors please complete our enquiry form here or call us on +44 (0)20 7014 2020.

Meet the team

Jon Crocker
Partner | Managing Partner

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Mark Ovenell
Partner

Commercial Litigation and Professional Neligence

Tony Taylor
Consultant

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Rosaleen Wyllie
Solicitor

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Tatiana Dall
Trainee solicitor

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

How can we help you?

We are here to help. If you have any questions for us, please get in touch below.