Whether it is your accountant, architect, surveyor or Solicitor, you rely on your professional advisors to carry out their duties competently. But things can go wrong and if you or your business have been let down by a professional it could have a big impact and often wide-ranging losses. In such cases, you may be entitled to recover the losses you have incurred as a result of the negligence.
The first step is to identify if you have grounds for a claim and the losses involved. Then if you want to go ahead, your Solicitors can help you demonstrate the expert evidence required and handle the whole process for you.
When can I make a claim?
You have five years to raise a claim against a professional for breach of contract or professional negligence from the date that you became aware of the loss you have suffered.
Why is an expert report needed for my claim?
While it may seem obvious to you that a professional advisor has let you down, the legal test is more complicated. It requires expert evidence from a professional acting in the relevant industry confirming that no ordinary skilled professional acting with ordinary skill and care would have taken that approach. Your professional negligence claim has to be supported by a professional report.
We can introduce you to the relevant experts and instruct them to provide reports to assess the strength of your claim.
How much does it cost?
Funding a litigation is often the last thing that clients want to undertake when they have already been let down by professional advisers. We have a range of funding options that we may be able to offer you, including taking forward claims on a no win no fee basis and working with third party funders.
How can Thorntons help?
Our Professional Negligence team are very experienced in handling complex claims and will guide you through the process. We understand that making a claim against a professional is a daunting prospect, and we are here to help make the process as simple as possible for you.
Our firm houses many different disciplines of lawyers, from property lawyers to corporate and intellectual property lawyers. This allows us to draw on their wealth of experience in current practices and their contacts within industry to provide you with the best expert advice in assessing your claim.
To discuss your situation and whether you can make a professional negligence claim call us on 03330 430 350 or make an enquiry online and we will call you back.
We will keep you advised at each step of the process. If litigation is required then we will raise the action on your behalf and act for you in each stage of the process. If you think you may have grounds for a professional negligence claim, call us on 0330 430 350 or fill in our enquiry form and we will call you back.