To see if you have a claim, or to make a start on claiming for Professional Negligence please call our experts on 01256 844888.


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 us on 01256 844888.

"We were treated with warmth and respect throughout a stressful situation. I would highly recommend using Lamb Brooks to make a compensation claim rather than using one of the large corporations you see advertising on TV. We were very pleased with our outcome after many months of feeling mistreated."

SC, Newbury

Key Contacts

Robert Finlayson

Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution

Jill Lipscombe

Associate Solicitor

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