When placing your trust with a professional adviser, you expect to receive a professional service and sound advice. In the vast majority of cases your expectations will be met, but professionals are people, and people are not always infallible. Mistakes can be made and these can cause businesses and individuals alike to suffer financial loss, sometimes small but often very significant.
Professionals are legally bound to by a ‘duty of care’. If they fail in this duty, and it leads to a financial loss as a direct result of their mistake, then they may be liable for damages.
If you have found yourself at a financial loss due to inadequate advice or improper conduct from a qualified professional, you may be able to make a claim for professional negligence. To succeed in a professional negligence claim, you will need to prove:
- That the professional owed you a duty of care to provide the service in question with reasonable skill and diligence;
- That the professional has breached that duty, and
- That the breach of duty has caused you financial loss.
Here at Pickering & Butters, we have a team of professional negligence lawyers with specialist expertise and long built-up experience in this area. When you get in touch, they’ll discuss your situation and advise on whether there is a potential claim to pursue. If there is, they’ll work with you to prove the three necessary points and consult with expert witnesses to form a strong case for your claim.
We can help you make a professional negligence claim against:
- Financial advisers and tax consultants
- Insurance brokers
It is important to note that there are very strict time limits that need to be adhered to when making a professional negligence claim, so never delay in taking initial advice.
If you feel you have suffered financial loss due to professional negligence, please get in touch.