Professional Negligence

Our Dispute Resolution Team advises its clients on matters of professional negligence, either because they have experienced negligence on the part of a professional, such as a solicitor or an accountant, or because they face such accusations themselves. In either circumstance, we have the necessary expertise to assist you.

“We understand that, from time to time, professionals fall short of what is expected of them and what they are engaged to do. Sometimes, the standard is so low it could be negligent, in which case it may lead to negative repercussions, such as financial loss. At the same time, we realise that professionals require the right advice when things go wrong. We are here to help when this happens, by guiding you through what is often a difficult time.”
Ieuan Jones, Solicitor

Professional standards

Professionals of all kinds, whether they are accountants, financial advisers, architects, brokers, solicitors and so on, are held to professional standards. Failure to meet those high standards by that professional can in some cases be negligence, whether this was bad advice, bad accounting, or a missed deadline. It is crucial that any financial loss caused by such negligence is recoverable by the party that suffered from the negligence, which is where we can help you.  

How can we help you?

It is also the case that, regrettably, professionals will find themselves from time to time on the receiving end of an accusation that they may have been negligent. This is never pleasant for any professional, no matter how experienced or hardened they may be. By having experience and understanding from both sides, we will be able to offer the help and advice you need in the situation you are in.

If you recognise yourself in this description, please pay us a visit or get in touch to talk it through.

Recent experience in the team includes

  • Successfully defending an insurance broker in the Court of Appeal against a £1.8 million claim of professional negligence  
  • Mediated a claim in which professional negligence was alleged against an architect, in relation to planning and design of a private dwelling
  • Settling a professional negligence claim against a client’s former solicitor arising out of negligent advice provided during a substantial breach of contract dispute.

What next?

If you require advice or you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the options available to you.  Please speak to Ieuan Jones on 01752 827120 or email him on [email protected]

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