We rely on professionals for their expert advice during complex and often important decisions, such as financial, legal or technical matters. But what if you receive poor advice? Unfortunately, the number of cases where poor or careless advice leads to serious consequences is increasing. If this has happened to you, you may be entitled to make a professional negligence claim.
Professionals have a duty of care to their clients to undertake their work with reasonable care and skill. Of course, no one can expect to offer perfect advice all the time, but if you feel you have been offered exceptionally bad advice you can make a claim on one of two grounds:
- You can prove that another experienced professional in the same field would have offered different advice
- You can prove that the advisor in question failed to adhere to the common standards of practice in their field
When this happens it is important to speak to a solicitor to see if you can pursue a professional negligence claim. Our experienced solicitors can help individuals or businesses claiming against professionals such as:
- Financial advisors
- Insurance brokers
- Tax consultants
We understand that a professional negligence claim can be a difficult and sensitive time. In the first instance we will look to resolve the issue through negotiation, arbitration or mediation to avoid costly court fees. However, if the matter does go to court we will provide you with robust representation to ensure we get the best outcome for you. We can also offer fixed fees so you know exactly how much it will cost you.