Professional Negligence Claims
If you’ve placed your trust in a professional who let you down, it’s easy to feel despondent, not to mention being out of pocket. If you’ve been dissatisfied by the service provided by a solicitor, surveyor or any other qualified professional, you may be entitled to claim for professional negligence.
We understand that if you’ve been let down once by a professional already, you will need a lot of support and reassurance. We can discuss your circumstances with you and give our professional opinion on the service you’ve received. If we think you have a case for professional negligence we’ll advise the best course of action.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in a wide range of legal matters, including professional negligence. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
What is Professional Negligence?
When you hire a professional, you do so because you need very specific knowledge or services and don’t have the expertise you need yourself. Most professionals, such as solicitors, architects, surveyors and accountants are very well-qualified and are regulated by well-established professional bodies. Typically, the service and advice they offer comes at a high cost and relates to something very important to you, such as your home, your family or your finances.
Professional Negligence typically arises from:
- An error, such as giving you incorrect advice based on your specific circumstances
- An omission, such as failing to give important advice or give warnings about potential risks you might face.
Either of the above can be considered a breach of the duty of care that a qualified professional owes to you as a client. Whilst they may be highly experienced and well-qualified, they should still get to know your situation and ensure that they tailor their advice and service to your specific needs. Failing to do this is how most Professional Negligence claims come about.
How could professional negligence affect me?
There are many ways that professional negligence can affect you including financially and emotionally.
What does a professional negligence claim entail?
The first stage is to discuss the problems you’ve experienced with us, which we recommend that you arrange as promptly as possible. Time limits will apply to any claims and it’s much easier to put a claim together when the fine details of the case are relatively fresh in your mind.
Among other things, we’ll discuss:
- The service you expected and where you feel it fell short
- Specific details of where you particularly feel that you were let down
- Details of any correspondence you still have
- Instances of financial loss, inconvenience, distress or any other ways you have suffered as a result of the professional’s conduct
No two professional negligence claims are ever the same. The details will vary, depending on your circumstances and the type of professional you have engaged. That’s why it’s important to seek specialist, professional legal advice at the earliest opportunity.
How do I begin a professional negligence claim?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s necessary to talk further and whether we think you may have a valid claim.