As part of everyday life, people often require professionals to undertake tasks on their behalf. Obtaining advice or services from professionals such as lawyers, accountants, surveyors and architects often requires significant trust being placed in the individual or company concerned, not to mention financial investment.
We understand that as a result of the poor advice or negligent actions you may have experienced at the hands of a professional, your trust may have been diminished. Our experienced solicitors will do what they can to redress this; providing honest straight-forward advice from the outset of your claim.
Types of Professional Negligence Claims
Professional Negligence is a complex and specialist area of law. In order to ensure the best chance of succeeding in your case, it is vital that you have a solicitor who is experienced in this field.
The professional negligence solicitors at Farleys have a great deal of expertise in this area and regularly act for both businesses and individual clients in claims against:
- Estate agents
- Insurance brokers
There are a number of steps to be carried out in a professional negligence claim, prior to proceedings being issued. These involve conducting a thorough investigation of the evidence and may often involve obtaining expert evidence.
Often litigation is not required as a large number of cases are settled without the need to commence a claim. This is both an efficient and cost-effective way of resolving your dispute.
Methods of Resolving Professional Negligence Claims
If you have experienced negligence in the service provided to you by a professional and you have suffered a financial loss, you may be able to seek redress. There are various ways of approaching the problem, such as raising the complaint with the relevant professional body or Ombudsman, or by pursuing a professional negligence claim through legal proceedings. Often the latter is the most effective option, or, if the other methods have been exhausted, it is the only option available as a means of obtaining redress.
Our professional negligence solicitors have considerable experience in negotiation and mediation as well as other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Due to the financial implications of Court proceedings, resolving disputes out of court is often the most appropriate course of action. However, should a settlement fail to be reached within a reasonable timeframe, our solicitors will be robust in their action.
Professionals often have indemnity insurance to cover themselves in the event that a negligence claim is made against them. As such, the financial position of the individual will not affect your claim.