Professional negligence

Unfortunately everyone can make mistakes. Often these can be rectified with little or no harm being suffered. However, in some circumstances it can be difficult to rectify the mistakes, if at all, and damage or loss can be suffered. In this situation, it may be necessary to bring a claim for professional negligence or malpractice. There is a specific protocol that must be followed in these cases and strict time limits apply as to when claims can be issued.

Professional negligence is a specialist area and we have the necessary expertise to deal with such matters. Often the professional concerned will have the benefit of a professional negligence insurance policy and we can assist with liaising with the insurers to negotiate a settlement without recourse to the court.

If a settlement cannot be reached then we can issue proceedings and pursue the case to trial if necessary.

Professional negligence claims are most commonly brought against the following professionals:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Financial/Tax advisors
  • Estate Agents
  • Surveyors