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If you believe that your professional advisor has failed in their duty of care and you have suffered losses or damages as a result then you are likely to want to make a claim.

 

Professional Negligence claims are very complex and require the guidance, experience and knowledge of an expert to help you navigate the various steps.

 

To bring a successful claim you will need to demonstrate that the professional advisor had a duty of care. This is usually evident in a contract, terms of business or in your communication with them. You will also need to show that they breached their duty of care – for example, a missed deadline, poor advice, errors or mistakes. Thirdly, a financial loss will need to be shown. This could take the form of a fall in profits, a tax bill, fines, lost businesses or bills for additional services.

 

Lamb Brooks are able to offer a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement, so long as your potential claim has a value of £10,000 or more and appears to have reasonable prospects of succeeding. This means that you will not pay any fees unless your case is brought to a successful conclusion. Fees will be explained fully following an initial assessment.

 

What could your compensation claim include?

 

The size of compensation you can expect from a professional negligence claim will vary depending on the extent of the loss. There are many factors that will contribute to the claim size, such as;

  • Loss of profit
  • Loss of chance – e.g. profits missed due to poor business advice
  • Diminution in value – e.g. difference between amounts paid / sold compared to the correct market value
  • Additional costs – e.g. claiming back further and otherwise avoidable costs incurred as a result of the negligence
 

For advice please call Andrew Maidment on 01256 844888.

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Key Contacts

Andrew Maidment

Head of Professional Negligence

Robert Finlayson

Head of Dispute Resolution

Simon Arneaud

Associate Solicitor

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