Professional Negligence

Professionals do a fantastic job for us but sometimes the quality of the work can cause significant harm. Let us investigate this for you and see if we can assist you in putting things right.

What is Professional Negligence?

Professionals. We all need them at some point in our lives. Legal representation from a solicitor perhaps. Or medical treatment from a doctor. Design work from an architect maybe.

But what it that professional makes a mistake or gives bad advice? And what if that mistake causes you distress? Ends up costing you money? Or time? Or even your health?

You may be entitled to make a claim against them.

Talk to us.

We’ll give you a free no obligation assessment of your claim and advise you on your next steps.

Talk to us if you’ve been let down by any of the following professionals:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Other Legal professionals
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Accountant’s
  • Financial advisors including banks
  • Insurance brokers
  • Doctors and other medical professionals
  • Dentists
  • Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Carers
  • Builders/contractors

Personal Injuries Caused by a Professional

You see it all the time on the TV and in the papers – awful tales of professionals causing physical or psychological injury.

A botched beauty treatment, a dental treatment that went wrong, misdiagnosis or clumsy, unprofessional surgery and plastic surgery.

Have you been let down too? Has negligence caused you to suffer?

Whatever your treatment. Whatever the problem, talk to us.

Our team of specialist solicitors will assess your claim. There’s no charge and no obligation. And if we think you have a claim, we’re likely to accept it on a ‘no win no fee basis’.

You’ve little to lose and possibly a great deal to gain.

Do I Have a Case?

Does the professional person owe you a duty of care?

Chances are you have a contract, either verbal or written with the professional or the organisation they work for.

The contract describes the work you’ve instructed them to do – things like procedures, costs, and time scales It also contains an implied duty of care, an assurance that the work will be done with proper professional skill and proper professional diligence.

When that skill and diligence falls below the standards of a reasonably competent professional working in the same or similar circumstance then it could be a case of professional negligence.

Was the duty of care breached?

Were you let down? Was the care of duty towards you breached? Did the standards you might expect fallen below those of professional competence? Not just the professional’s competence.

Some common scenarios:

  • Incorrect advice leading to financial loss or ruin
  • The professional over-reached the brief
  • The professional failed to comply with something that they should have – for example a court order
  • Essential information withheld causing a loss of a chance
  • Substandard workmanship resulting in loss of value
  • Important information concealed, information that may have affected the outcome
  • Incorrect diagnosis causing personal injuries
  • Poor ability and insufficient care causing personal injuries

The list above in far from exhaustive, if you don’t see your situation there contact us. We can take things from there.

Have you suffered financial loss or chance because of the breach of duty?

Sometimes it’s obvious to attribute your suffering and/or a financial loss to the professional. Something you’ll be able to see that straight away.

Most of the time it’s tricky to be certain, Perhaps you would have ended up with the same outcomes anyway irrespective of negligence.

Is there a time limit for bringing a claim?

From the time, you first know about the negligence there’s usually a 6 year claim cut off. That said, sometimes it can be difficult to work out. We recommend that you get in contact and we can look at your specific case and get the funding organised.


We’ve a range of funding types we can offer, something we can discuss once we’ve studied the details of your claim.

In pain? Out of pocket? Suspect you may be entitled to make a claim? Feel wronged?

Feel curious?

We can tell you exactly what you could be entitled to.

Call today on 0161 850 9911.

How can we help you?

Contact us or call us on 0161 850 9911

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Conveyancing Quality
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2020
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