Our Professional Negligence department is renowned for successfully taking on cases against legal advisers.
We are there to help you receive financial compensation when you have been let down by your solicitor or barrister.
Our robust approach backed by legal and practical experience means that we help to achieve quick results in a cost-effective manner.
We have a proven track record of successfully bringing cases against legal advisers for clients based in the UK and overseas. See below for examples.
What is Professional Negligence?
Professional Negligence put simply is where a professional adviser provides advice which falls below the standard expected of that adviser and as a result, you suffer a financial loss.
We are happy to consider all cases where negligence has occurred and there has been a financial loss, and have a particular expertise in complex, high-value claims often where there are several claimants.
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.
Examples of professional negligence cases we have taken against legal advisers:
- Claim against a firm of solicitors who failed to identify that land was land-locked before advising our client to exchange contracts. The client become subject to a High Court Judgment in excess of £1m for failure to complete the transaction as a consequence of the land-lock issue.
- Claim against a firm of solicitors on behalf of 47 individual Claimants relating to the firm’s conduct of dozens of property transactions. The claim relates to breach of trust, unauthorised use of mortgage monies, third party payments.
- Claim against a firm of solicitors for unauthorised use of client funds, failure to register charges pursuant to a various loan agreements, failure to advise on security.
- Four defendants claim against solicitors and surveyors who failed to make proper enquiries in a property transaction and failed to identify historic subsidence in a property purchase with a current value in excess of £3m.
- Claim against a firm of solicitors for failure to comply with court directions in a substantial claim resulting in a strike out of the defence and a judgment against the Defendants.
- Claim on behalf of individuals against former solicitors who failed to serve the appropriate notice and comply with a deadline, resulting in a financial loss to the client in valuation.