professional negligence pre-action protocol

Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence - your frequently asked questions

What is the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence? The Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence (“the Pre-Action Protocol”) forms part of the Civil Procedure Rules. It applies when someone wishes to claim against a ‘’professional’’ as a result of that…


professional negligence cases

2019 - A year in professional negligence cases

As we approach the end of the year we look back at the professional negligence cases heard in England and Wales in 2019. Before we start looking at the case law, it is important to remember that litigation is a last resort in a professional negligence claim. Most cases are settled between the…


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I have found a problem in my new house, what can I do?

Moving home is an exciting time in everybody’s lives. Our conveyancing department regularly receive calls from their clients following completion of purchases thanking them for guiding them through what can often be quite a stressful time in their lives. Unfortunately, house stress does not always…


claims against personal injury lawyers

Case update: Professional negligence claims against personal injury lawyers

This week, the Supreme Court has given its judgment in a professional negligence claim against personal injury lawyers. We take a look at the facts of the case and the Court’s decision Professional negligence claims against personal injury lawyers Where a professional negligence matter…


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Can I make a claim against a professional?

Professional negligence is a broad term. In brief, however, it means that a professional person has failed to conduct the agreed work to the expected reasonable standard required of them. To make a claim, you will also need to show that you have suffered damage or a direct financial loss as a…


PNLA

PNLA Leeds conference a great success

This week, the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) conference came to Leeds. We proudly sponsored the event, and our managing partner, Steven Newdall hosted the conference. After an introduction, he welcomed speakers covering a spectrum of professional negligence topics. The speakers…


Accountant professional negligence

Accountant professional negligence: FAQs

Individuals and businesses instruct accountants to deal with a range of financial matters. If you have employed someone as an accountant, it is only reasonable to expect that they will perform their role professionally and that they will not cause you to suffer a financial loss. Occasionally…


legal advice

The value of going to a solicitor for legal advice - Q & A

We participated in #SolicitorChat on Twitter last week, answering questions about the value of seeking legal advice from a solicitor. Our new addition to our Dispute Resolution team, Gemma Horner, was on hand to answer the questions. If you were not able to follow the chat live, we set our answers…


Professional negligence: Your frequently asked questions

Our professional negligence solicitors are experts in advising clients on claims against all types of professionals. Our team answers some of your frequently asked questions. What is professional negligence? Professional negligence occurs where a professional fails to perform their responsibilities…


How to sue a solicitor - professional negligence claims against solicitors

Solicitors look after us when we are dealing with some of the most difficult aspects of our lives. From buying our homes and making our wills; to setting up a business or resolving disputes with employers, neighbours, or others. Usually everything will go without a hitch. But what happens if a…