If you believe the service or advice you have received from a professional to be negligent and which has not been addressed having made a formal complaint, you may have a claim for compensation.
We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in handling a range of claims involving the negligence of a professional. If you do not believe that your solicitor, accountant or surveyor did their job properly we can help by looking at the circumstances of your case and the consequences of any negligence advice you may have received.
It is important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible after being advised by a negligent professional. There is a strict six years deadline from the date of the negligent act to bring a claim, even if you did not know the act was negligent at first.
To be successful the professional must have breached the duty of care owed to you, which breach has caused you a loss. Breach of duty means the service or advice fell below the standard of a reasonably competent professional in the same discipline. Poor service alone is insufficient to make a claim.
Common mistakes made by solicitors include:
• Settling your claim below its true value.
• Missing important limitation dates or court deadlines.
• Failing to advise properly on funding issues.
• Failures with regard the sale or purchase of your residential property whether freehold or leasehold.
Contact our experienced team to discuss your circumstances. Our offering in this area was strengthened in 2020 when Sara Westwood and Simon Bransby joined the Hatch Brenner team from fellow Norwich law firm Morgan Jones Pett. We are listed as a leading firm for Professional Negligence work in the Legal 500 UK 2021 edition.
Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements:
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