Professional negligence

Comprehensive legal support for people who have suffered loss as the result of professional negligence.

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Professional negligence

Formidable track record in claims for professional negligence

Even experts are not immune to making mistakes and if their work or advice is substandard, the financial consequences for you or your business can be significant.

If you or your business have suffered a loss as the result of incorrect advice or other incompetence by a professional expert, we can help you make a successful claim.

Our specialist professional negligence solicitors are handling more and more claims for negligence as the number of people using professional services increases, and we have a formidable track record of success.

Professional services include work or advice you or your business might have sought from people like solicitors, barristers, accountants, IT consultants, financial advisors, architects, structural engineers, insurance brokers and many others.

Possible claims can arise from being given incorrect or incomplete advice, taking an incorrect step or missing a critical deadline.

A key consideration in professional negligence claims is the extent of damage, whether the situation can be rescued, and, if not, whether a claim would be appropriate in the specific circumstances. We will discuss your objectives with you to find the best strategy, be that through alternative forms of dispute resolution or court proceedings.

If you feel you have suffered a loss as the result of professional advice or a service that was not adequate, contact a member of our highly experienced team based in St Albans, Harpenden or Luton.


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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What is professional negligence?

Professional negligence occurs when a professional fails to perform their duties to the required standard, resulting in harm or loss to their client.

What must be proven in a professional negligence claim?

To prove professional negligence, it must be shown that the professional had a contractual duty or a duty of care towards their client, that they breached that duty by failing to meet the required standard, and that this breach caused harm or loss to the client.

What damages can be awarded in a professional negligence claim?

Damages that can be awarded in a professional negligence claim include compensation for any financial losses incurred as a result of the negligence.

Who can be held liable for professional negligence?

Any professional who has a contract with and/or a duty of care towards their client (or a third party) can be held liable for professional negligence. This includes lawyers, accountants, engineers and architects, among others.

Is there a time limit on bringing a claim for professional negligence?

The Limitation Act 1980 provides for various time limits for pursuing a claim for professional negligence and it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is made within the required timeframe.

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