Individuals and businesses will occasionally require professionals to handle important transactions and matters on their behalf. At such times a reasonable standard of skill and care is the very least that can be expected.
Sometimes a professional will fall below that standard. This can happen by them doing something that they should not have done in the first place, or by not doing something he/she should have done.
When this happens, the individual or the business may suffer financial loss. You may have a professional negligence claim if the effective or dominant cause of the loss is attributable to the negligent acts or omissions, of the professional.
It is doubly unfortunate if your professional adviser conducts your business negligently or accidentally. Professional advisers will usually be backed by indemnity insurers. Indemnity insurers will pay out on successful claims made against their insured professional(s).
In all cases, we will explore ways to resolve the claim out of court by delivering focused support, practical guidance, and effective representation; in a fair but firm approach.
A professional negligence claim is a complex and specialist area of law. Consequently, indemnity insurers may also use large law firms with considerable experience to try to defeat professional negligence claims. It is essential for any claim that you may make to be carefully crafted. The claim must also be handled by an experienced specialist solicitor that has equivalent training, knowledge, and experience.
We will thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with a realistic assessment of your claim. In the case of non-lawyer professional negligence, we will usually obtain the services of an expert in the particular field. We will then advance the claim on your behalf to the professional and his insurers. We will then actively seek to negotiate a settlement of your claim without the need for court proceedings. If negotiations fail to settle the matter, we deliver a well structured and well-conceived claim that will have the best opportunity of producing the best result for you or your business.