Professional negligence

In many situations we need to rely upon the advice of an expert, but what happens when you lose out because of an expert’s poor or careless advice?

If you believe that you have suffered losses based upon bad professional advice you may have grounds to make a claim of professional negligence. Claims can be made against a range of professionals, including accountants, engineers, surveyors, financial advisors, solicitors and barristers.

Whether or not you can make a claim can be complex and will depend upon the type of professional who has acted for you and all of the surrounding circumstances. At ORJ our specialist solicitors can assess your claim at an early stage.

In basic terms to succeed in a professional negligence claim you will need to show that;

  1. You were owed you a duty of care
  2. A professional breached that duty of care by falling below the required standard
  3. You suffered a loss as a result of that breach

At ORJ our specialist solicitors can assess all of the evidence and advise you whether you have a viable claim.

It is important to remember that there are strict time limits in place for professional negligence claims. In normal circumstances you have six years from the date of the negligent act to bring a claim, after this point a claim would be statute barred.

A professional negligence action may be a costly process. At ORJ we are able to discuss a range of funding options with you. If your claim has sufficient prospects of success we would be able to offer a no-win-no-fee agreement.

For further information on please email jonathan.peck@orj.co.uk or call 01785 223440.

Contact us today for an initial consultation.