A mistake made by an architect can often be extremely expensive to rectify.
We are here to help you bring professional negligence claims against architects so that you can be appropriately financially compensated and bring the work up to standard.
Whether you are using architects in a commercial or domestic setting when you have received negligent advice from an architect it can be particularly stressful.
Our no nonsense approach means that we help deliver fast and cost-effective results for our clients to ensure you are properly financially recompensed.
When is there a professional negligence claim against an architect?
Architect negligence may be due to a failure delivering an expected level of service, there may be a professional negligence claim.
Professional negligence claims against architects include:
- Overspending the budget
- Failing to secure planning permission
- Not offering correct advice
- Failing to specify materials
- Failing to properly supervise builders or contractors
For there to be a viable claim the claimant must have suffered financial loss as a result of the professional negligence.
What is the process for bringing a Professional Negligence Claim?
The first thing our team will do is to meet with you in person or hold a conference call by telephone. Our aim is to understand in brief terms, what you say has happened, why you say there has been negligence by your adviser, what the loss is you have suffered and whether you may have a claim against your adviser.
At this stage, we will ask you to send us documents to evidence the negligence. For example, if the claim is against a firm of solicitors we will request documents which evidences the negligent act; such as incorrect or inaccurate advice or a solicitor’s failure to comply with a deadline which had a detrimental financial effect upon you.
Once we have received this documentation we will then advise you as to whether we think you have a claim for architect negligence.
Funding a Claim for Professional Negligence
Having represented clients in Professional Negligence claims for over 100 years, we have an array of funding options available. These include:
- Conditional Fee Agreements (No win, No Fee)
- Damages Based Agreements
- Third Party Funding
- Hybrid Conditional Fee Agreements (Part paid, part CFA)
- Traditional Funding
We will advise you which option is the most appropriate for you in the circumstances.