What does ‘Professional Negligence’ actually mean?
In a short video, Partner in Professional Negligence Dan Brumpton gives a brief overview of how a professional negligence claim can help you if you’ve had a problem with advice from a surveyor, accountant, architect, solicitor, barrister, insurance broker, financial adviser or other professional.
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What is professional negligence?
Professional negligence is a claim that you can bring against your professional accountants surveyor architect when they act in such a way to cause you a loss
What do I have to do to bring a successful claim?
You have to show that the professionals owed you a duty of care and then breached that duty of care, and that breach has caused you to suffer a loss
What can I claim for?
You can claim for a number of different losses. Primarily it will be a loss that you say the professional has caused you to suffer and there will also be incidental losses that you can usually claim as well.
Are there any time limits for Professional Negligence claims?
There are time limits to bring a Professional Negligence claim, and usually it is 6 years from the date at which you suffered a breach. There is a secondary time limit that would need to be explored with your solicitor.
To find out more about the issues raised in this post, or to discuss any queries regarding professional negligence get in touch with Dan Brumpton on email@example.com or call +44 (0) 161 829 2599.
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