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Common mistakes by professionals

  • Mistakes made by solicitors
  • Mistakes made by accountants
  • Mistakes made by surveyors
  • Mistakes made by financial advisers

Professional negligence FAQs

  • What is professional negligence?
  • What is the difference between negligence and professional negligence?
  • What are the elements of professional negligence?
  • How do I know if the professional owed me a duty of care?
  • What constitutes a breach of duty?
  • Did the breach cause the loss I am complaining of?
  • How do you prove professional negligence?
  • Can I sue my solicitor for negligence?
  • Are there any other options available to me besides a claim for professional negligence?
  • What are the time limits for bringing a professional negligence claim?

Case studies

July 16th, 2019 Care home facing insurance nightmare in personal injury claims

Our client, a care home operator, came to us when they were told that they had no insurance for a number of personal injury claims that had been made by their customers and residents.

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November 13th, 2018 The obligation to advise on funding

The obligation on solicitors to advise in respect of the different ways of funding litigation applies to commercial entities as well as individuals.

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March 3rd, 2017 Classic avoidance by insurance company

We act for the owners of a manufacturing company that suffered a catastrophic fire in one of its installations at the factory.

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What is the claims process?

  • What are the essential elements for a claim?
  • What is the process to claim?
  • What are the time limits for claims?
  • Who pays the damages?
  • How do you know if you have a claim?
  • How much is my claim worth?
  • How much will it cost me to claim?

Recent articles

July 6th, 2023 What happens when a professional gets it wrong?

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September 15th, 2021 Taxpayer’s challenge to HMRC upheld by Supreme Court

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July 21st, 2020 The importance of knowing who your opponent is in commercial litigation

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