If you have used a professional, such as a solicitor, surveyor, accountant or financial advisor, and the advice they gave you resulted in you suffering a loss, you may have a claim against them in professional negligence.
There are many examples, below are just a few:
- A solicitor may fail to pass on all the relevant information they had or should have obtained about a property before your purchase
- A solicitor may miss an important court deadline, losing you the chance to bring your matter before the court
- A financial advisor might not give you all the relevant information about the risks of an investment
- A valuer may over or undervalue a property
- An accountant might fail to value a business correctly or give incorrect tax advice.
- A surveyor may miss a defect in a property when surveying it for you prior to purchase
We can advise you on these types of claim. We would start by listening to the circumstances carefully and considering the level of service that ought to have been provided by the professional. We could consider whether the professional owed you a duty of care and whether they have fallen below the standard of care expected of them. We would also consider what losses you have suffered, and whether you can prove that was directly caused by the professional’s negligence and/or whether there were other factors that contributed to the loss. We would consider whether you need expert evidence to support your claim and whether the costs of bringing your claim are worthwhile compared with the likely financial benefit if your claim is successful.
If you think you might have a claim contact Sarah Coates-Madden for an initial no-obligation chat to explore things further.