Professional Negligence

‘Professionals’ are not always as professional as you might wish them to be

To err is human. But when a professional gives bad advice to a client in error, the consequences can be disastrous. Examples include:

  • Your Architect makes a mistake in a drawing
  • Your Engineer makes a miscalculation
  • Your Contractor uses inappropriate materials in construction
  • Your Quantity Surveyor makes inadequate provision in cost control
  • Your previous Solicitor missed a crucial time limit set by the court
  • The same Solicitor makes the wrong judgement about the type of claim you are entitled to bring

Recent years have seen a rise in professional negligence claims. Our specialist lawyers are hugely experienced in the construction industry. Their expertise lies in dealing with professional negligence claims against professionals such as:

  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisers
  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers

Duty of Care

To be successful in a professional negligence case, you need to show the court or tribunal that

  1. the defendant professional owed you a duty of care
  2. the professional had breached that duty of care
  3. as a result, you had suffered losses

The types of duty of care vary from one profession to the next. They may also be owed to third-parties.

Complex and delicate cases – how we help

Making a claim for professional negligence can be complex, stressful and costly.

In the field of construction, there are many areas where a claim might be valid. Examples include:

  • Failure to design the works in accordance with his appointment
  • Failure to supervise or project manage the works in accordance with his appointment
  • Failure to ensure the contractor built the works in accordance with contract
  • Negligent certification of the works

We’ll help you to decide whether the professional has been legally negligent. If the answer is ‘yes’, then we’ll help you bring a professional negligence claim and advise you on legal liability, causation and loss.

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