Throughout life, we often need to seek the advice of a professional. But if that professional person makes an error or mistake, it can have serious financial consequences.
The professional person or company may have provided inadequate or incorrect advice resulting in you suffering a loss, and this can be deeply distressing, especially if you feel you have nowhere to turn to seek redress. If you have been let down by a professional, please contact one of our specialist Solicitors for a free no obligation assessment of your claim.
We are able to provide advice if you have been let down by one of the following professionals:
If you consider you have a claim, do not hesitate to contact our specialist Solicitors. Our initial consultation/telephone conversation is free, and during this time we will aim to ascertain the likelihood of a successful claim for professional negligence. However, to further proceed with a professional negligence claim, we may need supporting evidence from an independent subject matter expert (e.g. a forensic accountant), confirming that there has been a breach of duty.
There are statutory time limits imposed by law for bringing negligence claims; these limitation periods are contained within the Limitation Act 1980. Following most professional negligence actions (excluding those which involve personal injury), you have six years from the date of the act which caused financial loss, to file a claim with the court. However, there are expectations to the general rule of thumb of six years, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Failure to comply or recognise the relevant limitation period or date may result in you losing your opportunity to pursue your claim. The courts, when considering whether you should be allowed to continue with a claim after limitation as expired, will only exercise its discretion in exceptional circumstances.
Limitation in professional negligence actions is a complex issue and is often a point of discussion and contention between the parties involved in litigation. If you are unsure of the time limit that applies in your case, please don’t hesitate to call us; by delaying, you may jeopardise your chance to claim.
Should it be determined that your claim is eligible, in most cases we will be able to offer a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a “No Win No Fee” agreement. There are several advantages to this arrangement for you as the client. Firstly, it shows we are confident your case has a strong chance of success. Secondly, it protects you financially, as if there is no compensation won, there is no payment made. In addition, it provides a clear framework for payment that all sides understand, rather than there being hidden charges down the line.
If you would like to know more about our services as professional negligence Solicitors, please call us on 0808 281 3092. You can also request a call-back for a time that suits you, or complete the online claims form.