If you’ve lost money as a result of poor professional advice, there are steps you can take to mitigate your losses. You don’t need to accept that mistakes were made, deadlines were missed, or that advice was misjudged. We can help you dispute the bad advice you received in a pragmatic and cost-effective way, making sure you are compensated for any loss you suffer.

Clear and supportive legal advice

At Blaser Mills Law, we’re known for our calm, focused and personable approach. We work closely with our clients to relieve the pressure disputes undoubtedly bring. Our aim is to reassure you by giving you a clear picture of your situation, your options and the most effective way of claiming compensation. Raising a professional negligence claim needs to be cost-effective for the process to be worth the time and the money, which is why we tailor our costs and approach to suit each situation.

We know that private litigation is daunting for many of our clients, and it is our job to take the stress out of the process. When you work with us, you can expect a prompt and responsive service, with a dedicated point of contact available at all times. We will always provide clear and honest advice on the merits of your claim, ensuring you always know what to expect, from both the procedure and the outcome, so you feel in control at all times.

How to start a professional negligence claim

You usually need to issue the claim within six years of the date the negligence occurred, but this is not always the case. Our solicitors can advise on ways to take action, even if it has been over six years. We will listen to your situation and let you know early on whether we think you have a strong case and what you can expect from the outcome.

To be successful with a professional negligence claim, you need to prove that common standards weren’t followed or that another expert in the field would have given you different advice. You might not hold the answer, and it is our team’s job to investigate the matter for you and clarify any grey areas to build a compelling case in your favour.

Our professional negligence claim experience

Professionals have a duty of care, and if you feel there has been a breach of duty, you may have a strong claim. We act primarily for company directors and businesses, but also for private individuals, and we can advise you in connection with potential claims against accountants, financial advisers, solicitors and barristers, surveyors and valuers, tax advisers, architects and engineers.

Situations such as advising beyond their area of expertise, missing deadlines, overlooking important details, making errors on documents and unreasonable delays can all be claimed against. The crucial aspect of all claims is that it was at your detriment – meaning you lost money as a result.

Guiding you through the process

Getting in touch with our team early in the dispute can make a huge difference to the success of your case. You have a duty to mitigate your losses, which means that after the negligence happens, you need to try to avoid losing the money. You will also have to prove you took reasonable steps to reduce any losses suffered when you raise a claim. By working closely with you from the outset, we can outline the steps you should take to demonstrate that you have acted in the right way.

Finding a suitable resolution

Our aim is to recuperate the financial loss you incurred, so you get back the money you lost after the malpractice. Where possible, it can help relieve some of the stress to resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution, often referred to as professional negligence pre-action protocol. This process involves coming to an agreement with the other party, which is usually quicker and can be the most cost-effective route for you.

Some professional negligence cases are resolved through court proceedings, and if this happens, we will support you to create a watertight case and guide you through the entire process.

Making your claim cost-effective

We know that entering into a professional negligence dispute is daunting, especially if you are concerned about covering the legal costs should the other party win the case. However, there are options open to you if you do face paying the opposition’s legal costs, including insurance known as ‘after the event’ policies.

At Blaser Mills Law, we are always clear from the outset about your chances of winning and what you can expect should you lose. We will take you through your options, the implications and advise you on how best to proceed.

Find out if you could claim

Our solicitors can help you get a clear picture of your claim. To speak to one of the private litigation team, call Sangita Manek on +44 (0) 1494 770 980, send an email to sam@blasermills.co.uk or fill in our contact form.

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