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Our professional negligence lawyers are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA) which is the standard point of reference for both claimants and professionals where problems of professional negligence are encountered.
What is Professional Negligence?
Professional Negligence is where a professional fails to perform his or her responsibilities to the required standard and this results in a financial loss. This is often where a professional advisor, such as a solicitor, accountant or surveyor, gives incorrect or incomplete advice or fails to act, for instance by missing a deadline. Common failures that our solicitors deal with include:
- Giving incorrect or incomplete advice or failing to advise at all
- Missing important deadlines
- Not following your instructions
- Failing to protect your position or act in your best interests
Can you claim?
Negligence is more than just poor service. To bring a claim for professional negligence, you will need to prove that their advice or actions fell below the standard you should reasonably expect and that this has caused you a financial loss. This can be difficult and require the assistance of an expert solicitor. If it can be shown that there was professional negligence and as a result of that negligence you suffered financially, we can help you to claim compensation.
For a claim to be cost effective, you will usually need to have suffered a financial loss of more than £10,000.
The usual time limit for making a claim is six years from the date of the negligence. However there are some exceptions to this rule and where the negligence only becomes apparent later, this period may be extended to 3 years from the date of your knowledge of the facts giving rise to the claim.
We know that legal costs can be a major concern. As a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, we are obliged to provide you with the best costs advice under the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct. We offer all types of funding from full ‘no win, no fee’ conditional fee agreements* to discounted fee agreements*, fixed fees and affordable hourly rates. Contact us for a free consultation. Every case is different and we advise you to give one of our friendly team a free call to discuss your matter confidentially with no obligation.
*Subject to terms and conditions
How does the process work?
We offer a free, confidential, no obligation assessment of your case. We will start by taking some details, usually by telephone or by email. One of our qualified professional negligence solicitors will then review and assess your claim. In some cases it may be necessary for us to obtain and review any files or other relevant documents held by your professional advisor or to obtain evidence from an expert. We will then be in a position to advise you on the merits of your claim and to agree a case plan. We will also talk to you about funding options and agree how the claim will be funded. In many cases, this will be on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis*.
*Subject to terms and conditions
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