“We aim to achieve the best possible result in the shortest possible time.” Mark Osgood, Partner
Making a claim against a professional adviser can be uncomfortable. But when advice doesn’t meet acceptable standards and has a negative impact on you or your business, steps can be taken to redress this.
Acting on behalf of individuals and businesses, our professional negligence team is staffed by solicitors and legal advisers highly experienced in pursuing professional negligence claims against lawyers, accountants, surveyors, architects, barristers, financial advisers, bankers, insurance brokers and other professional advisers.
When dealing with a professional adviser, there may be times when the work or services they provide do not meet your expectations, for example, delays, issues with the quality of service, costs etc. It is important to distinguish between service issues and those matters which may give rise to a claim for professional negligence. Normally, service issues would be dealt with by either the professional under their complaints-handling procedure or escalated to their regulatory body. However, in the event that negligence is alleged against the professional, we can provide expert legal advice.
We take a proactive approach to each case, collecting all relevant information as quickly as possible in order to produce a full risk assessment. We establish the likely outcome of your claim and the best course of action to take. We then obtain the evidence required and drive the case forward to achieve the best possible result in the shortest possible time.
Our specialist lawyers, led by partner Mark Osgood, who is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association, have many years experience and are backed by a team of trained, highly committed support staff. In pursuing your claim, whether we advise you to choose arbitration, mediation, or litigation through the courts, we have the capability to achieve a successful outcome. The value of professional negligence claims, which we have advised on ranges from £20,000 to £3 million.