If you have suffered loss as a result of negligent advice from a professional, our team of experts can help. We successfully recover damages form a range of professional advisers, from solicitors to surveyors. Contact our friendly team today.

Where a trusted adviser makes a mistake which causes you loss, you have the option to pursue a professional negligence claim against your adviser. This can often feel like a daunting prospect given the need to appoint a new adviser, address the practical issues such as obtaining your file from the original adviser and assessing the likely costs of pursuing your professional negligence claim.

At Francis Wilks & Jones we have considerable experience in helping private clients, as well as businesses, to navigate the steps required to pursue claims against negligent advisers. Whether the adviser was a Solicitor, Barrister, Licensed Conveyancer, Accountant, Financial Adviser or Surveyor, if you have suffered loss as a result of negligence, our team are here to help.

Grounds for pursuing a claim

When dissatisfied regarding an adviser’s service, you will need to establish whether you have grounds for pursuing a professional negligence claim. To pursue a professional negligence claim, you will need to show that:

  • The adviser owed you a duty of care and failed to perform their responsibilities to the required standard. You may demonstrate this by showing that the adviser breached a term of their contract with you or by breaching a tortious, statutory or fiduciary duty owed to you:
  • As a result of the adviser failing to perform to the required standard, you suffered loss:
  • You took reasonable steps to mitigate your losses:
  • The adviser has not reasonably and lawfully excluded liability for the loss suffered:
  • You are not “out of time” for pursuing your claim under the Limitation Act 1980.

At Francis Wilks & Jones we have considerable experience in advising clients in relation to professional negligence claims. Contact our friendly team today for the expert help you need.

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