When a professional advisor gets something wrong, the effects could hit your business hard. Solicitors, architects, financial advisors make mistakes. And when that happens, it’s important to know that you may be able to do something about it.
Professional Negligence Solicitors
Our professional negligence solicitors have advised all sorts of businesses on rectifying the financial and practical costs of professional negligence. This means working through the problems that have been caused by poor advice, missed deadlines or lack of professional care and helping put them right.
Where there has been quantifiable damage to your business, we may be able to recover compensation through court action or through alternative dispute resolution methods like negotiation, mediation or arbitration.
It’s important to remember that professionals are insured. If you have lost out in some way because of negligent advice then, regardless of any long-standing good relationship you have with your advisor, you should look into making a claim.
We’ll advise you at the outset on your prospects of winning, helping you assess your loss and the extent to which this was caused by the professional service you were given. Armed with your options, you will be able to decide what to do – and if that means pursuing a claim, we’ll be alongside you with our many years’ experience.
Our professional negligence claims service
Our professional negligence claims solicitors work with businesses all over the UK to bring claims against a wide range of professionals. There is no strict definition of what qualifies someone as a “professional”, but we regularly assist clients with claims related to:
- Estate agents
- Financial advisors
- Insurers & insurance brokers
How we resolve professional negligence claims
Wherever possible, will we attempt to resolve you claim without resorting to court action. This typically allows professional negligence claims to be resolved faster and at lower cost, as well as allowing you to keep the matter private.
We will typically follow a number of steps to resolve a professional negligence claim, never missing the opportunity to agree a solution early, as long as this serves your interests.
Letter of Claim – We will inform the defendant in writing of the details of your claim, including how you believe their service was negligent, how this caused you specific financial losses and an estimate of those losses.
Defendant’s response – The defendant should respond in writing to your claim within 3 months of receiving your letter of claim. They should either accept that their service was negligent or deny this. If they accept the claim, they will normally make an offer of a financial settlement
Deciding how to proceed – We will advise you on whether we believe any settlement offered is fair and what further action you can take if you are not happy with the settlement or if none is offered.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – If you wish to pursue the matter further, there are various non-confrontational dispute resolution methods we can try, including negotiation and mediation to achieve a positive outcome.
Court action – If alternative dispute resolution does not achieve an acceptable outcome, or the defendant refuses to engage with this approach, we can initiate court action to resolve the matter. We are highly experienced in dealing with professional negligence claims in court and will ensure you have the strongest possible case and best representation available to help you achieve a fair result.
Why choose Henriques Griffiths’ professional negligence claims solicitors?
Our lawyers have been helping businesses to deal with professional negligence claims since 1973. With decades of experience covering all of the common issues and challenges these claims can involve, we have the expertise to secure a fair resolution quickly and cost-effectively.
We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, reliable service for your business, making the process of resolving these often contentious matters as easy and hassle-free as possible. With a strong focus on non-confrontational dispute resolution, we can frequently find an amicable solution, allowing you to avoid the need for court action and helping to preserve important professional relationships.
Henriques Griffiths is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for our excellent practice management and client care. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.
Get in touch with our professional negligence solicitors
For help with a professional negligence claim, please call us on 0117 909 4000 or use the links below to make an enquiry or request a call back.