Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

We have considerable expertise in a wide range of disputes against professionals. Due to our expertise in other areas of law, such as in employment, personal injury or property litigation, we are well placed to act in disputes across a spectrum of professions.

In addition to advisory and court advocacy services, we are also regularly instructed in mediations and round table meetings which are increasingly common in professional negligence cases. We identify the most common types of professional negligence claims below.

Legal Advisers
We act regularly in matters arising from solicitors’ and barrister’s negligence. Typical examples range from conveyancing blunders to mistakes drafting legal documents to the negligent conduct of litigation.

Accountants, Auditors and Tax Advisors
Claims against accountants and auditors are a core area of our practice. Recent actions include failing to follow standard accountancy practices compiling a company’s accounts and failing to advise on tax treatment of foreign pensions.

Surveyors, architects and other construction professionals
We have experience of a range of disputes involving professional surveyors, architects and other construction professionals. Such disputes range from householder disputes over negligent surveys of their property to negligent valuers to engineering and architectural flaws.

Medical Professionals
We have a number of members of chambers who are experienced in clinical negligence actions and disciplinary proceedings against medical professionals.

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