If you have suffered because a professional has not performed their duties correctly or have made a mistake, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. The professional negligence solicitors at Potter Rees Dolan are here to help you claim for what you are owed, providing the advice you need to guide you through the entire process.
To speak to a member of our team today, simply call us on 0800 027 2557 or complete the online enquiry form on the side of this page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
What is professional negligence?
Professional negligence cases are usually brought when a professional, such as a solicitor, has given a client substandard advice. To succeed in such a claim, you have to prove that:
- You were owed a duty of reasonable care and skill
- The duty has been breached
- You have suffered loss and damage as a result
Our team specialises in challenging the advice of other solicitors in personal injury and clinical negligence claims and has a proven track record of success in doing so.
If you feel you have received bad advice from your solicitor and your case is continuing, we can often rescue the case, going on to succeed without you suffering any financial losses. We have substantial experience acting on behalf of clients in these circumstances.
Making your claim
Often, the substandard or negligent advice is not apparent straight away, and it is natural to consider that you instructed a professional in the first place because you were unable to do the job yourself. There is a large element of trust required when choosing a professional to act on your behalf.
However, despite the loss of trust and confidence, many people are reluctant to challenge or sue a solicitor and in our experience, this is quite normal. It is important, however, to bear in mind the rule that if a solicitor discovers they have been negligent, they are obliged to advise their client to “seek independent legal advice".
We are here to help
If your case has concluded but you feel you may have received negligent advice, we will be happy to look into your circumstances. We have often been successful in obtaining substantially more compensation than was originally awarded through the negligent professional. An example of this might be if a solicitor has advised a client to settle a claim for very little, either because they do not have the expertise required or have failed to investigate and gather the correct evidence.
If you would like to talk to someone about a potential professional negligence claim or if you are thinking of changing solicitors, please contact any of the personal injury or clinical negligence team on 0800 027 2557.
If you prefer, you can also contact us via the online enquiry form on the side of this page, which will enable us to call you back.