Wronged by a professional?

Our team of Professional Negligence Litigation Solicitors & Barristers in the City of London will assess the merits of your court claim. ☎ 02071830529

London’s Leading Firm of Professional Litigation Lawyers

We are a City of London law firm of specialist negligence Solicitors and Barristers. We’re experts in settling high value contentious professional negligence disputes. We regularly assist with litigation claims against:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Conveyancers
  • Legal Executives
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Auctioneers
  • Valuers
  • Surveyors
  • Will-writers
  • Estate agents
  • Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs)
  • Medical and Healthcare Professionals
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Construction professionals
  • others who hold themselves out as professionals

Just fill out our simple enquiry form; it goes immediately to our litigation team in Middle Temple, London. You can also call our lawyers on +442071830529 from 9am-6pm.


Instruct our Professionals to pursue your Claim

Our dual-qualified Solicitor & Barrister team assess your case at the outset. We will quickly determine the merits and prospects of the claim and then also advise you on how to obtain an optimal settlement (often on a no win no fee basis).

LEADING CITY LAWYERS
LEADING CITY LAWYERS

Qualified lawyers at the only law firm in Middle Temple (a Barristers’ Inn of Court in the City of London)

NEGLIGENCE SPECIALISTS

NEGLIGENCE SPECIALISTS

Dedicated specialists with expertise in high value contentious professional negligence disputes and claims

AUTHORISED & REGULATED
AUTHORISED & REGULATED

Our professional negligence solicitors and barristers offer independent & confidential legal advice

We provide results-focused legal representation to individuals and companies that have been subject to bad advice or conduct and can often act on a no win no fee basis after an initial assessment.

Our experience and advice will help guide you on the ideal legal strategy to obtain optimal compensation for the loss you have suffered.

We have a specialist team of professional negligence legal experts with years of experience in negotiating with professionals, their indemnity insurers and their solicitors. We regularly represent our clients in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

We recommend that you let us, as experts, handle your matter. Here’s why:

  • reduce failure risk from attempting to manage and understand complex negligence disputes or civil procedural rules and laws yourself;
  • expert assistance and advice which can obtain an optimal result; and
  • dedicated specialists which results in a faster solution to your problem.

Areas of Expertise:

We regularly undertake professional negligence litigation in these core areas:

LEGAL NEGLIGENCE

Compensation claims against legal professionals, solicitors, barristers, law firms, conveyancers and intellectual property attorneys

FINANCIAL NEGLIGENCE

Negligence claims against financial professionals, auditors, actuaries, insurance brokers, lenders, stockbrokers, IFAs, accountants & tax consultants

PROPERTY NEGLIGENCE

Claims against conveyancers, architects, chartered surveyors, valuers, quantity surveyors, planning consultants & builders


Need a specialist negligence lawyer to bring a claim against a professional?

Had bad advice? Suffered financial or personal loss?

We are a specialist leading City of London law firm based in the Middle Temple Inns of Court adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice, High Court and Court of Appeal. We specialise in bringing professional negligence claims and have years of experience in handling, resolving and settling negligence disputes.

Our City of London solicitors and barristers have market-leading experience of providing bespoke legal advice and bringing complex claims to settlement.  As a leading law firm regularly featured in the news and media and with a track record of success, you can be assured that your compensation claim will proceed with precision and care.


ProNeg Litigation News

UK Professional Negligence Legal News Articles from our team:

Suing the wrong entity while time barred…

The judgment in Jenkins v JCP Solicitors Ltd [2019] EWHC 852 (QB) (4 April 2019) illustrates the importance of identifying and suing the correct defendant before limitation expires. The firm had incorporated since allegedly negligent advice was given, and the claimant had mistakenly used its earlier name in the claim form. The case reveals at…

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Case study: Successful result for our client against negligent conveyancers

Our team of established specialist negligence solicitors and barristers have a proven track record of delivering successful results for our clients who have suffered loss due to the negligence of a professional. In this article, we focus on our portfolio of representing clients that have brought claims against property specialists, in particular, conveyancers. Case study:…

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Professional Negligence FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about professional negligence litigation:

What is professional negligence?

Professional negligence is the failure to act with the duty of care expected by a reasonable professional of that profession. Duties of care can arise by contractual arrangement or by common law tort. The professional must conduct him or her self to the professional standard commonly held by those in the same profession.

What is the legal basis for a negligence claim?

A successful claim in the tort of negligence must satisfy three basic requirements proved on the civil standard of balance of probabilities:

  1. a duty of care was owed by the professional;
  2. the professional breached this duty; and
  3. the breach caused a loss.

How do I start a professional negligence claim?

A claim proceeds by following the Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol, which is contained in the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).

The Pre-Action Protocol contains the framework to be followed and encourages an exchange of information and a set timetable.  

What are the time limits to bring a negligence claim?

Proceedings for professional negligence claims must be brought within time limits, otherwise the claim is statute barred.

The limitation period is 6 years from the accrual of the cause of action (section 2, Limitation Act 1980). However, if six years have passed since the date of negligence but a claimant has only just discovered the effect of latent damage, then the limitation period may be extended to three years from the date of knowledge of the material facts (section 14A, Limitation Act 1980).

In any event, legal representation should be sought immediately upon an act of negligence to prevent claims from being time-barred.

How much compensation can I get from a negligence claim?

In simple terms, damages are awarded in the sum to put the claimant back into the position they would have been in had the breach by the professional not have occurred.

Damages are generally assessed from the date of the breach and any damages that are reasonably foreseeable can be claimed.

Ordinarily a professional will have professional indemnity insurance to ensure any compensation claim can be satisfied. A professional is required to have indemnity insurance if they are a member of professional bodies such as the Law Society or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Who can be sued for professional negligence?

A claim can be brought against any professional- the list is extensive. A professional is an individual or a firm who hold themselves out as having expertise and skill in the services they provide.

We help clients make a successful professional negligence case after receiving bad advice from: lawyers; financial advisers; accountants; valuers; IFAs; surveyors; architects; builders; tax consultants.

What are examples of negligence by a professional?

Establishing professional negligence is more than being given “bad advice”– a claim can be made where a professional fails to perform their responsibilities to the standard expected of them, for example:

  • Lawyers: missed time limits; failure to investigate fundamental evidence; failure to prepare a case with due care; failure to comply with court directions; and providing incorrect legal advice.
  • Financial advisers: failure to advise on the risks of a entering into a financial product; wrongly assessing a client’s attitude towards risk when recommending a (risky) financial product to invest in; and failing to follow instructions provided by a client.
  • Surveyors: failure to discover latent defects such as dry rot, woodworm, a leak; over-valuation of a property; and failure to identify subsidence.
  • Conveyancers: failure to investigate title correctly; failure to discover or warn of restrictive covenants burdening the property; failure to ensure proper planning permissions and building regulations consents obtained.



Want legal advice on the merits of your case?

Our simple enquiry form goes immediately to our litigation team in Middle Temple, London. Call us on +442071830529 from 9am-6pm.

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