Professionals have a duty of care when carrying out professional services. Unfortunately, professionals do make mistakes from time to time, however, you are owed a duty of professional care.
We are on hand to provide a national service to advise and resolve those mistakes. Additionally, we can help you understand if you are still within your time limit.
We are experts in the niche area of negligence and we utilise a number of methods to settle or conclude a case successfully for our clients. This includes the following methods: mediation, adjudication, negotiation, expert determination and litigation through the High Court.
Given our wealth of experience, we have built up key relations with the finest barristers and experts in the country. This means that every member of your legal team is prepared to achieve the best possible result for you.
Most professionals will have some level of insurance in place to compensate victims of negligence. We have considerable experience in dealing with insurance companies and determining early on the extent of insurance in place. Therefore, the likelihood of recovering any settlement or judgement.
Professionals which you can make a claim against include Solicitors, Accountants, Architects, Surveyors, Financial Advisors, Barrister & Mortgage Brokers. We offer a confidential and free assessment of your case so you can determine early on the merits of pursuing a claim.
Our team of professional negligence lawyers specialise in bringing claims against professionals as a result of negligent advice and financial loss.
Our litigation team is rated as “top tier” by the independent Legal 500, therefore be assured that you will receive the best possible expert care and advice.
We offer a no obligation, free assessment of your professional negligence claim and are as flexible as possible when it comes to funding. Often, we will work under a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA)/ no win, no fee agreement.
We are friendly and approachable, yet will fight your corner when required. If you have a potential negligence case then please contact our specialist team of lawyers.
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The time limit to make a claim will vary depending on the type of claim that you are looking to make. However, the limitation period for professional negligence is usually six years from the date in which the incident happened.
In certain circumstances there can be situations in which this can be extended however we recommend you speak to a member of our team to discuss your eligibility.
The use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is becoming an increasingly common way to try and resolve litigation outside of the courtroom.
This is a flexible, voluntary and confidential form of ADR, in which a neutral third party (the mediator) works with all the parties towards a negotiated settlement. Unlike a judge, a mediator will not decide the case on its merits but will work to facilitate an agreement between the parties.
All the parties must agree to submit the dispute in question to arbitration. Like a judgment, the decision of an arbitrator is final and binding on all the parties.
This is most commonly used in construction disputes. Adjudication is a statutory right that the parties cannot contract out of. A party to a construction contract has the right to refer a dispute to adjudication at any time. The adjudicators’ decision is binding on the parties. Adjudication can be a speedy and cost-effective way of resolving disputes.
Our specialist team of professional negligence lawyers have substantial experience of ADR. We have the experience and flexibility to be able to advise you on how best to deal with your dispute, including when will be the best time to try and settle the dispute. Often, this will result in a saving of time, costs and aggravation.
If you have any questions or queries about ADR, please contact one of our specialist professional negligence lawyers to discuss further.
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Adam is a Partner and is Head of our Commercial Litigation department
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Suzanne is a Senior Solicitor in Myerson’s Dispute Resolution team
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