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Our professional negligence solicitors have helped hundreds of people claim compensation.
Professional negligence is where a professional person (whether a solicitor, financial adviser, barrister, surveyor, doctor, accountant or other) fails to perform to the standard expected of them, causing you to suffer loss. Professionals have an obligation (known as a duty of care) to their clients to perform their jobs to a reasonable standard and with reasonable care.
Where a professional has been negligent, a professional negligence claim may be made to compensate you for your loss.
We will provide robust legal support and practical guidance, and work with you to claim compensation for the losses you have suffered.
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Types of professional negligence claims
If you feel that a professional has failed to perform to the standard they should have, we can advise you on whether you have a claim.
Our experienced solicitors advise on claims against all professionals, including:
Take a look at some of our successful claims
Commercial Property Solicitors
Successful settlement after tenant falls into arrears
Claims against solicitors leading to excellent settlements
Building works defected resulted in £120,000 recovered
Personal Injury Solicitors
Personal injury claims result in settlements up to £175,000
Why choose Levi Solicitors for your professional negligence claim?
Our team of professional negligence solicitors has many years’ experience in advising businesses and individuals on professional negligence claims. Our specialist team are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
We have offices in Leeds, Leeds North (Moortown) and London. However, we can assist you with your professional negligence claim wherever you are. We can have meetings with you by telephone or video call, or indeed in one of our offices if that suits you.
We understand that you will want to know how much everything will cost. We will give you clear costs advice at the outset and throughout. For information on how we charge for our professional negligence work, please visit our pricing page.
Frequently asked questions about professional negligence
What is professional negligence?
If this has happened to you, you may have a professional negligence claim.
A professional negligence claim can be brought against any professional. At Levi Solicitors, we have particular expertise in claims against accountants, barristers, construction professionals, financial advisers, IT professionals, personal injury lawyers, professional advisers, solicitors and surveyors and architects.
How much will it cost?
We generally charge between £1,500 and £2,000 plus VAT to review your case and provide you with our advice.
Following our initial advice, further costs may apply. We will give you full details of our future costs to you. For more information about our fees, please visit our professional negligence pricing page.
How do you prove professional negligence?
- The professional owed you a duty of care;
- The professional breached that duty of care;
- You have suffered a financial loss; and
- Further, that your financial loss is a result of the professional’s breach of duty. If the loss would have occurred in any event, even if the professional had not been negligent, you would not have a successful claim. This is known as causation.
To prove your claim, some of the evidence that our team might collect includes:
- Experts who can provide professional opinions on the matter. For example, statements from people who work in the same industry as the professional.
- Any documents that may serve as evidence. For example, the contract between you and the professional, their file of papers, and copies of communications between you and the professional.
What is an example of a case of professional negligence?
However, an example may be where you are buying a property, and instruct a surveyor to inspect the property before you purchase. If the surveyor fails to spot a serious structural problem with the property, you could pay too much for your property.
In such a situation, we could assist you in making a professional negligence claim against the surveyor.
How do I make a professional negligence claim?
The first stage will usually involve a discussion with one of our specialist professional negligence solicitors. They will take information about the negligence and the amount of loss it has caused you.
Following this, your solicitor will start building your professional negligence claim. Including pulling together copies of the professional’s files and other documents relating to the negligence and your contract with the professional. We will then advise you on your prospects of success, the amount of compensation you may be entitled to claim, and the best course of action. We will advise you on the likely costs and timeframes, and update you throughout.
What is the time frame for bringing a professional negligence claim?
However, when the negligence has not become evident until later, this time limit may be extended.
The time limits are strict. We therefore recommend that you speak to specialist professional negligence solicitors as soon as you become aware that the professional may have been negligent.
Professional Negligence Team
What Our Clients Say
Working with Levi Solicitors has been a very good experience. I am really pleased that I selected the firm to represent me in this professional negligence claim and I am delighted with the highly satisfactory outcome of the case. Thank you very much! I would heartily and sincerely recommend your services.
I dealt with Steven Newdall in a professional negligence claim and I have to say his legal judgment and skill throughout the process was simply brilliant. In addition to that, having matters explained to me in layman’s terms, and being kept fully informed throughout kept me at ease and took the stress of dealing with this away from me. I would highly recommend Steven.
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