London | Professional Negligence Solicitors

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the process of making a claim with professional negligence solicitors for London. There are many services that solicitors handling this type of claim could provide you as their client. For example, they can help you gather evidence to support your case and ensure it is started within the limitation period. Our panel of solicitors offer services similar to this nationwide. You can learn more about how they could benefit both you and your claim as you move through this guide.

Following this, we’ll be outlining the different types of professionals that you could bring a professional negligence claim against, including personal injury solicitors and surveyors. 

We’ll also be explaining some of the potential compensation brackets that you could be eligible to receive following a successful claim. 

If you have any further questions in regards to your professional negligence claim, then you can use the following contact information to learn more. An advisor can offer free advice 24/7. To get in touch, you can:

  • Call us on 0800 408 7825
  • Enter your details into the ‘contact us’ form online
  • Talk with one of our advisors using the live support bubble
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Professional Negligence Solicitors For London

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  1. How Could Our Panel Of Professional Negligence Solicitors For London Help You Claim?
  2. When Are You Eligible To Make A Professional Negligence Claim?
  3. Who Could You Potentially Make A Professional Negligence Claim Against?
  4. Potential Compensation Amounts From Professional Negligence Claims
  5. Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Professional Negligence Solicitors For London To Claim
  6. Learn More About Making A Professional Negligence Claim

How Could Our Panel Of Professional Negligence Solicitors For London Help You Claim?

There’s a variety of benefits that you and your claim could receive from using a professional negligence solicitor from our panel. This can include but isn’t limited to:

  • Sending important documents on your behalf
  • Helping you understand complex legal jargon
  • Keeping you updated on the state of your case
  • Valuing your claim
  • Presenting your case in full within the limitation period

Additionally, they could help you gather evidence to support your case, such as letters and emails sent between you and the professional.

For more information on the services that our panel of professional negligence solicitors for the London area could offer, contact us by using the information provided above.

When Are You Eligible To Make A Professional Negligence Claim?

Professional negligence involves the following:

  • Firstly, a professional owes you a duty of care, as their client, to provide the correct standard of service.
  • Secondly, the professional breaches the duty of care they owed you.
  • Finally, you experienced loss as a result of the breach.

There are several types of professionals who owe their clients a duty of care, including solicitors, surveyors and accountants. The way they are each expected to uphold their duty of care can vary depending on the field they work in.

For example, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) provides guidance in the Code of Conduct on the standards of professionalism expected of solicitors. This doesn’t set the duty of care that solicitor’s owe their clients but it does provide information on the way they are expected to act. As such, not adhering to these standards is not automatically professional negligence.

If you can demonstrate that professional negligence occurred, however, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the loss you experienced as a result.

Who Could Potentially Make A Professional Negligence Claim Against?

There are several professionals who owe their clients a duty of care, including:

  • Surveyors – Surveyors are responsible for carrying out accurate assessments of a property’s condition and making potential buyer’s aware of any issues that they become aware of, such as damp or structural issues. If they fail to do so, it could cause the purchaser financial loss after they buy the property. 
  • Financial Advisors – Financial advisors are responsible for providing advice to their clients in relation to their finances. If they provide their client with bad advice. it could cause them to suffer a financial loss as a result.
  • Architects – Architects are responsible for creating design plans for buildings. If they get the measurements wrong, it could lead to any work that has been completed being demolished, causing financial loss.

It may not always be possible to claim against a professional. In order to do so, you need to prove they breached their duty of care by providing services that fell below the correct standard and that this caused you loss as a result.

When Can You Claim Against A Solicitor For Professional Negligence?

Solicitors, such as those representing claims for a personal injury or medical negligence, owe their clients a duty of care to provide them with services of the correct standard. A solicitor could breach their duty of care in a variety of ways, including:

  • Under-settling your claim – If a solicitor were to provide a client with bad advice regarding settling a personal injury claim early, it could lead to the client receiving less compensation than they are entitled to. A solicitor could also forget to include loss of earnings in your claim despite you providing evidence of this financial expense. This could also cause financial loss.
  • Missing the limitation date – Your claim can become statute-barred if your solicitor missed the limitation date. For personal injury claims, this is generally three years from the date of the accident. 
  • Making unexpected deductions – If your solicitor has taken more money than what they said they would at the beginning of the claim, or if charges are excessive, then it could cause you financial loss.
  • Causing your case to be struck out – A failure on your solicitor’s part to comply with the court deadlines or instructions laid down by the court may see the claim being struck out either partially or wholly.

To discuss your specific case and find out whether a claim could be made against a professional whose negligent actions caused you loss, get in touch on the number above.

Potential Compensation Amounts From Professional Negligence Claims

The purpose of a professional negligence settlement is to return a successful claimant to the position they would’ve been in had a professional’s failings not caused them to suffer losses. However, payments can vary depending on different circumstances, including the professional that you’re making a claim against. 

On making a successful professional negligence claim, you could receive 8% interest on top of the compensation for every year that has passed. 

The table below includes examples of potential professional negligence settlements.

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+

For a personalised estimate of how much you could be owed, please get in touch using the number above.

Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Professional Negligence Solicitors For London To Claim

Whilst you may think you are limited to using local solicitors in London, however this is not the case. If you have a valid claim, you can choose to work with our panel of professional negligence solicitors for London under a type of No Win No Fee agreement called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). These agreements come with a variety of different benefits.

Firstly, when working with a solicitor in this way, you won’t typically have to make any upfront or ongoing payments for their services. As well as this, in the case that you’re unsuccessful in your claim, you generally won’t have to pay anything for their work.

In the scenario that you’re successful in your claim, you’ll have to pay a success fee. The Conditional Fees Agreements Order 2013 places a cap on the percentage a solicitor can take as a success fee from your compensation. 

Contact Us For A Free About Professional Negligence Solicitors For London

If you have any further questions about working with professional negligence solicitors for London, then don’t hesitate to contact an advisor using the information below. They can offer free advice pertaining to your potential claim and answer any questions you may have regarding seeking professional negligence compensation.

To get in touch, you can:

  • Call us on 0800 408 7825
  • Enter your details into the ‘contact us’ form online
  • Talk with one of our advisors using the live support bubble

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Thank you for reading this guide on working with professional negligence solicitors for London. If you have any other questions, please get in touch on the number above.

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