How Moore Blatch successfully argued that our client, who was not married, was entitled to an equal share of the £1m family home
Whether you are an individual or a business, your professional advisers and suppliers of services owe you a duty of care and their advice must meet professional standards. Bad advice can cost you financially as well as causing many sleepless nights.
Bad advice, often called ‘professional negligence’, can cover a vast range of professionals working in a number of fields including: financial advice, legal advice, business advice, property surveys or valuations, architectural advice and veterinary advice.
‘Professional negligence’ is when the person that you employ fails to provide the level of service or standard of work that you would reasonably expect from them.
We will make the process of righting this wrong as swift and as pain free as possible, after all, you wouldn’t be in this position if someone had done their job properly.
We work closely with you, supporting you throughout the entire process. We will resolve your claim with the minimum of fuss and as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
You may have received bad financial advice from a financial service provider. Many of these advisers cover multiple types of advice. Others may provide advice on a single product. Bad financial advice could include:
From tax mitigation to investment schemes to pensions, we have assisted clients in successfully recovering losses from a broad range of advisers.
Solicitors provide advice on a range of issues, both to individuals and to companies. If this advice fails to properly address an issue you may have a claim against them. This could include:
We have assisted clients in successfully recovering losses from their legal advisers in a range of circumstances, including the under-settlement of claims, failures in the implementation of tax planning arrangements, and the lack of pursuit of divorce assets.
If you have received advice on your property which failed to meet your needs or address an issue, you may be eligible for a claim. This could include:
We have assisted clients in successfully recovering losses from various advisers in relation to property transactions, including losses resulting from the overvaluation of property; failures to identify defects in properties; failures to identify environmental issues in close proximity to properties; negligent structural engineering advice; failure to activate lease break clauses or register options; failure to renegotiate lease terms; and failures to complete transactions on the terms expected (ranging from failure to redeem outstanding charges, to outright failures to complete).
If you own horses, manage a stud farm or manage livestock and bad advice or treatment has cost you money, then you may have a claim against the veterinarian or other professional for the money you lost.
Equine related veterinary negligence could include mistakes made during treatment of horses, or poor vetting of horses prior to purchase – mistakes that can be costly if purchases go ahead.
Bad equine advice can apply equally to an equine trainer, farrier of livery yard owner if they have failed to carry out their duty professionally.
Bad farming advice can cover everything from the negligent transfer of livestock to bad tax and estate planning advice.
We are experienced in helping clients successfully resolve claims involving a range of equine and agricultural issues, including resolving issues surrounding the division of a farm between various parties, resolving issues arising from a defective menages, problems with vehicle conversion, and failure to appropriately vet animals.
Your banks and financial companies have responsibilities to you, and this can extend to making sure that the person that is asking them to do something really is you. If you have been a victim of banking fraud or if fraudsters have been able to gain illegal access to your account, then you may have a claim against the financial institution for the money you lost.
From phishing scams to scams against company bank accounts, we have successfully helped clients minimise their losses resulting from a variety of scams.
Mandie Sewa | 18.03.2019