When you turn to a professional for advice and guidance, you rightly expect a reasonable level of skill and care. If they fail to do so, and it leads to a client suffering a loss as a direct result of their mistake, then they may be liable to pay 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 what is known as professional negligence. It could be anything from a missed deadline in filing a claim, to settling on too low a sum in a compensation claim, through to advising you incorrectly which led you to a decision resulting in negative cost implications.
Here at Pickering & Butters, we have experienced lawyers with specialist expertise in this area. When you get in touch, they’ll talk through your situation and let you know if there is a potential claim to pursue.
For a professional negligence claim to be successful, the existence of a duty of care on the part of the professional has to be established, and it needs to be proved that this duty has been breached. Our specialists will put their expertise to good use in order to do this on your behalf, as well as consulting with expert witnesses to form a robust case.
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.