Professional negligence occurs when a professional advisor breaches the duty of care towards their clients. It’s an unfortunate occurrence that can result in significant financial losses and distress. But what exactly constitutes professional negligence, and how does it impact you?
Professional negligence is when a professional advisor – be it a surveyor, solicitor, accountant, or others – fails to perform their duties to a reasonable standard. This failure can cause their clients to suffer financial losses.
Consider, for instance, a situation where a solicitor misses a crucial court deadline or an accountant recommends a faulty investment. These situations can cause a client financial harm, and thus, constitute professional negligence.
When faced with professional negligence, it’s crucial to identify the error, establish the link between the error and the financial loss, and calculate the compensation due. Here at our firm, we can guide you through these steps, helping you seek the remedy that the law allows.
It’s important to act quickly, as the law generally provides six years from the date of the negligence for a claim to be brought forward. We’re here to help you navigate these complex processes, ensuring you get the justice you deserve.