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It is very important at the outset of any claim against a professional adviser to work through the actual losses you have suffered. Our expert team can help do this and maximise the amount you recover.

If you have a claim in professional negligence having been let down by a professional who has either

  • not done the work required under the retainer or contract; or
  • has not completed the task to the required standard

then you will want to know what you can do about that and what compensation you might be entitled to.

The losses recoverable in a claim for professional negligence will depend much on the nature of the task which the professional was instructed upon and what losses were caused as a result of the negligence.

The aim of compensation is not to punish the professional rather to compensate the person who has suffered as a result of the negligence.

In the past the courts have been prepared to award compensation for a wide range of different types of loss including loss of management time, mental distress, loss of profits or the costs of reinstatement of something lost.

Compensation falls into common categories of loss and damage as follows:-

  • for loss of profit and or income;
  • loss of chance;
  • wasted incurrence of legal advice;
  • mental distress;
  • pain and suffering;
  • cost of reinstatement to the position things were before;
  • diminution or reduction in value.

If you have a claim against a professional adviser – contact our friendly professional negligence team today and we can help. We have won many claims for our clients, including claims against solicitors, accountants, tax advisers and surveyors. Whatever the nature of your claim – we can help.

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A private client we successfully helped win a claim

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