Cardiff | Professional Negligence Solicitors

This guide offers information about professional negligence solicitors for Cardiff, such as the services they could offer to help you seek compensation, and the terms under which you could instruct them to represent your claim.

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Professional Negligence Solicitors For Cardiff

We also outline the eligibility criteria that need to be met when starting a professional negligence claim and look at the types of professionals who owe you a duty of care, and ways in which they could fail to uphold this.

Additionally, we discuss professional negligence compensation amounts and how settlements may be calculated.

To conclude, we look at the advantages of working with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis to seek compensation.

You can get in touch with our advisors at any point while reading this guide if you have any questions about professional negligence claims. To do so, you can:

  • Contact us via our online callback form
  • Call a team member on 0800 408 7825
  • Speak with us right away using the live chat window.

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  1. How Can Professional Negligence Solicitors For Cardiff Help You Seek Compensation?
  2. Eligibility Criteria When Making A Professional Negligence Claim
  3. Who Can You Make A Professional Negligence Claim Against?
  4. Potential Compensation For Professional Negligence
  5. Can Professional Negligence Solicitors For Cardiff Work On A No Win No Fee Basis?
  6. Read More About How To Claim Compensation For Professional Negligence

How Can Professional Negligence Solicitors For Cardiff Help You Seek Compensation?

It is not a legal necessity to start a claim with a solicitor. However, there some advantages to instructing legal representation. For example, the professional negligence solicitors for Cardiff on our panel have experience with the different stages of the claims process so can guide you through the steps you might need to take to seek compensation. Additionally, they offer their services nationwide which means you can prioritise working with an experienced solicitor, rather than basing your choice on location. Some of the ways in which they could assist you include:

  • Valuing your settlement
  • Offering trustworthy legal advice
  • Assisting you in gathering evidence to support your case
  • Keeping you regularly updated on the status of the claim
  • Working on your claim even when you cannot
  • Explaining any complex legal jargon

To potentially be connected with a solicitor from our panel, and to learn more about how they could help, please contact an advisor on the number above.

Eligibility Criteria When Making A Professional Negligence Claim

Many professionals, including personal injury and medical negligence solicitors, architects, and financial advisers, owe their clients a duty of care to provide services that meet the correct standard. If they provide services that fall below the correct standard, professional negligence may have occurred. However, in order to make a professional negligence claim, you need to prove the following:

  • A professional owed you a duty of care.
  • This duty of care was breached.
  • As a consequence of this breach, you experience a loss.

Additionally, you need to ensure you begin legal proceedings within the relevant time limit. For professional negligence claims, this is generally 6 years.

Please speak with our team for more detailed advice about your specific case, and learn more about how one of the professional negligence solicitors for Cardiff from our panel could assist you.

Who Can You Make A Professional Negligence Claim Against?

There are numerous professionals that owe their clients a duty of care. Examples of these professionals, and how a breach of their duty could lead to you suffering a loss include:

  • Financial advisors: You could experience a financial loss if you are given incorrect advice about an investment.
  • Surveyors: You could suffer a monetary loss if a surveyor failed to inform you of issues with a property, such as structural or damp problems, and you then went on to buy the property at a later date.
  • Architects: If the correct planning permission isn’t obtained, it could mean construction work is halted or demolished, causing you loss.

When Can You Sue A Solicitor For Professional Negligence?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulate solicitors and law firms in England and Wales. They set out a Code of Conduct which outlines the professional standards that solicitors should adhere to. Although it’s not automatically professional negligence if these standards aren’t upheld, you can still raise your concerns with the SRA about a solicitor in situations where this happens.

Personal injury solicitors and medical negligence solicitors, for example, owe their clients a duty of care. If this duty is breached, it could lead to clients suffering a loss of chance to pursue all or part of their claim. Examples of how this could happen can include:

  • Incorrectly valuing a claim – A personal injury solicitor may fail to include compensation for loss of earnings as a part of your settlement, despite you giving evidence of this loss.
  • Failing to observe a limitation date – Personal injury and medical negligence solicitors need to ensure that they begin legal proceedings within the relevant time limit. A failure to do so could result in the claim being statute-barred. This means you are no longer able to pursue it.
  • A failure to meet court deadlines – Courts can set other deadlines and outline instructions that your solicitor needs to comply with for personal injury claims. Any error on their part to do this correctly may result in all or part of the claim being struck out.

If your personal injury solicitor caused you to suffer a loss of chance due to providing services that failed to meet the correct standard, please speak to our team. They can explain if you have valid grounds to seek compensation with the help of one of the professional negligence solicitors for Cardiff from our team.

Potential Compensation For Professional Negligence

Professional negligence compensation has the goal to restore you to the position you would have been in had there been no negligence. However, the way settlements are calculated can differ depending on different factors, including who the claim is made against. For example, compensation awarded in a successful claim against a personal injury solicitor can differ from compensation awarded in a successful claim against an architect.

In addition to your settlement, you could receive 8% interest for each year that has passed.

The table below lists potential examples of professional negligence settlements. However, these are only a guide and are not reflective of what you will receive should your claim succeed.

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Claim Type Potential Award
Solicitor Negligence Up to £500,000+
Accountant Negligence Up to £500,000+
Engineer Negligence Up to £500,000+
Financial Advisor Negligence Up to £500,000+
Surveyor Negligence Up to £500,000+

The professional negligence solicitors for Cardiff from our panel can accurately value your claim as part of the services they offer. To learn more, please contact an advisor on the number above.

Can Professional Negligence Solicitors For Cardiff Work On A No Win No Fee Basis?

If you choose to contact our advisors, they can offer a free case check to see if your claim might be eligible. If they find you have valid grounds to seek compensation, you could be referred to one of the professional negligence solicitors for Cardiff on our panel.

They can offer their services in a No Win No Fee capacity. As such, they may present you with a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which typically means there are no upfront fees needed to access their services. It also means no fees are required for the time and work spent on your claim as it progresses. Your solicitor will also not request any payment for their work if the claim is unsuccessful.

A small and legally limited percentage will be taken from your compensation if your case succeeds. This is a success fee which partially covers the solicitor’s services. You can discuss this fee with your solicitor before any work takes place on your claim.

For any further guidance on whether you could make a professional negligence claim and how a solicitor could assist you in seeking compensation, please speak with an advisor. To do so, you can:

  • Contact us via the callback form online
  • Call a team member on 0800 408 7825
  • Speak with an advisor via the live chat window.

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Thank you for reading this guide on how professional negligence solicitors for Cardiff could help, and when you could be eligible to work with them. Please use the contact details above for any further information.

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