The purpose of this article is to explain how professional negligence solicitors for Leicester could assist you with a claim after experiencing loss brought about by acts or omissions of professionals. You may be unaware that professionals owe their clients a duty of care to provide their services to a certain standard. Falling short of the expected standards in that industry in a way that causes you loss could be grounds for you to start a compensation claim against them.
Firstly, we discuss who could be eligible to start a claim like this. We then move on to what evidence can form the foundation of your claim before looking at what damages can apply if the claim is a success. In conclusion, our article will explore how the expertise of a professional negligence solicitor could provide you with essential help throughout the entire claims process.
We invite you to get in touch to discuss your professional negligence claim now. You can connect with our friendly advisors for a free evaluation of your eligibility by:
- Using the ‘contact us’ online option
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- How Can Our Panel Of Professional Negligence Solicitors For Leicester Help You Claim?
- What Is Professional Negligence?
- What Types Of Professionals Can You Claim Against?
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- They are able to construct a comprehensive claim on your behalf.
- Ensure that the relevant time limit is adhered to
- Provide a status report on your claim at any point.
- Give an accurate and realistic idea of what compensation may apply in a successful claim.
- Gather evidence with you to strengthen your claim.
- Explain the legal terminology and jargon for you.
The professional negligence solicitors for Leicester on our panel are able to provide all of these essential services. In addition to this, they only accept cases that have a good chance of success, thereby preventing anyone from wasting their time.
To qualify for their chosen careers, professionals must be trained to specific standards. A duty of care to provide their services to the correct standard applies to all professionals. We explore different types of professionals in the next section, as well as offer some scenarios of how this duty of care could be breached, resulting in clients suffering losses.
To help clarify your eligibility to claim for professional negligence, it’s essential to fulfil three important criteria:
- A duty of care was owed to you by the professional in question.
- A breach of duty occurred.
- This directly caused you to experience loss.
Fulfilling these three points acts as a solid foundation for starting a claim, so please discuss with us if you need additional guidance.
As stated above, a duty of care can apply to a wide range of people offering professional services. This list below is not exhaustive but merely looks at different types of professionals:
- Surveyors – A key part of a surveyor’s duty to their client is to spot structural issues before a house purchase. If they do not perform this duty properly, the purchaser can experience costs trying to correct problems like dampness and subsidence.
- Accountants – The competent and accurate management of tax returns and bookkeeping mean that accountants must take care to perform their job carefully. Failure to do so can leave their client with fines incurred for late or inaccurate tax returns.
- Financial advisors – Likewise, financial advisors have a responsibility to provide sound and accurate financial advice. Bad or negligent advice can mean clients lose out financially.
- Architects and Engineers– Architects and engineers are expected to carry out projects that comply with building regulations and planning permission. Errors at any step of the way can result in projects being delayed, altered or demolished at the client’s expense.
If you want guidance on your claim after a professional failed to deliver the expected standards of care, chat with our team on the number above.
Making A Professional Negligence Claim Against A Solicitor
Here, we explore a professional negligence claim specifically against a personal injury or medical negligence solicitor. Their expected professional standards are set out in a Code of Conduct from the regulator of law professionals in England, and Wales called the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
A loss of chance to pursue part or all of a personal injury claim because of solicitor negligence could be because:
- Your claim was dismissed – Personal injury and medical negligence solicitors could decide to drop your claim too close to the time limit (limitation date) for you to seek alternative representation and start again.
- They missed the limitation date completely – A three-year time limit for personal injury claims is in legislation called the Limitation Act 1980. Typically any legal proceedings need to be initiated within this period, although there can be exceptions. Should your solicitor overlook this time frame, the claim can become statute-barred.
- Other actions (or inactions) by your solicitor that caused the claim to be struck out – Throughout the claims process, the courts can apply other deadlines and compliances that must be met. Failure to comply can mean that the courts dismiss the claim either in full or in part, which could incur a loss for the client.
Again, our team are happy to explain how professional negligence solicitors for Leicester can help you. Call today.
The primary aim of professional negligence compensation is to put the client in the position they would have been in but for the negligence of the professional. It’s important to point out that the amount of compensation awarded will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.
We have provided this illustrative table below which merely shows potential examples of professional negligence compensation.
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
|Financial Advisor Negligence
|Up to £500,000+
|Up to £500,000+
These are only guideline figures. But if successful, an interest amount of 8% for each year that has passed can be applied as well.
If you are thinking about how professional negligence solicitors for Leicester could bring to bear their expertise and insights to help, please get in touch. After a brief assessment of how strong your claim might be, our advisors could connect you to a solicitor on our panel. They can accept eligible claims under a version of a No Win No Fee agreement.
They will provide their service under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Meaning no solicitor fees need to be paid until the outcome of the claim is known. Claims that fail require no fees. Whilst a successful outcome means a percentage for the solicitor is deducted from the compensation.
This is a ‘success fee’ for the solicitor in winning your case. Details of this are outlined in The Conditional Fees Agreements Order 2013. The deduction is always subject to a legal limit which ensures that you receive the majority of your settlement.
Why not access your free assessment of eligibility now? You could learn more about how professional negligence solicitors for Leicester could help:
- Contact us online to discuss professional negligence solicitors for Leicester.
- Phone 0800 408 7825
- Alternatively, contact an advisor on the online chat feature.
In conclusion, below are some more of our guides:
- Professional Negligence Solicitors For London
- Also, we discuss professional negligence solicitors for Birmingham
- Professional negligence solicitors for Leeds are looked at here.
As well as this, these external resources can help:
- More information on the Solicitors Regulatory Authority
- Detailed reading on Government Pre-Action Protocol for professional negligence claims
- Lastly, The Law Society
We appreciate you taking the time to read our article about professional negligence solicitors for Leicester. We encourage you to reach out if we can be of any further assistance.