Professional Negligence

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We can help when you don’t get it.


“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur” – Red Adair

It is an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes professionals fail to supply services with the level of skill and care that a client is entitled to expect.  Even with the best of intentions, professionals and people who owe a duty can make mistakes or miss an important point that might have far reaching consequences for you or your business.

Whether that consequence is purely financial or there are practical implications that need rectifying, we have the depth and quality of experience to help you obtain a fair redress.

We have successfully recovered compensation caused by the negligence of professionals from a variety of industries, including;

  • Solicitors;
  • Barristers;
  • Will writers;
  • Trustees;
  • Executors;
  • Accountants;
  • Insurance Brokers;
  • Independent Financial Advisors; and
  • Construction.

In nearly all instances, raising a dispute with a professional involves dealing with the firm of solicitors appointed by their insurer.  We have extensive experience of negotiating with and litigating against insurer’s solicitors and we understand the variety of factors that determine their mindset. This allows us to identify for you the tactical approach that is most likely to yield the outcome you want, at a cost that is proportionate to the matters in dispute.

Our Professional Negligence team Partners are all specialist litigators in their areas of law and cover a broad range of expertise including:

  • Commercial and financial disputes which arise in a wide range of industries and commercial situations; including construction, professional financial services, transport, logistics, supply and international/jurisdictional disputes.  These claims often involve issuing and dealing with court proceedings, assisting foreign lawyers with such proceedings when they fall outside of the English jurisdiction, alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration, adjudication or foreign enforcement action.
  • Disputes relating to residential and commercial properties and developments including; commercial landlord and tenant disputes (disrepair, rent and service charge arrears, breaches of lease, forfeiture, lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954); residential landlord and tenant disputes (breach of lease, recovery of arrears, alterations without consent, claims in the First tier-Tribunal (Property Chamber) relating to service charges); advising on rooftop development; breach of contract; management disputes; neighbour disputes; possession claims including claims against squatters; adverse possession, trespass, nuisance, easements and prescriptive rights.
  • Disputed Wills and Trusts cases; claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and Court of Protection proceedings.

As a result of the team’s specialist backgrounds they are able to bring their expertise and knowledge to dealing with professional negligence claims in all of the areas set out above.

Following a detailed assessment of the merits of your claim, raising a dispute with a professional will usually start with a detailed letter of claim being sent to the firm that has been negligent. A period of investigation and negotiation will normally follow to ensure both you and the accused professional have a precise understanding of the points in dispute and the options available for the progression of the claim.

We will always discuss with you the merits of attempting less formal and costly methods of resolving a negligence dispute, such as mediation, negotiation or arbitration. If none of those options are appropriate in your circumstances, you can be assured by our long track record of successfully obtaining compensation from professionals through the court system.

 

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Our Professional Negligence Team

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Simon Beasley
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Natasha McKeever
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