We, as individuals, often take advice from professionals such as accountants, solicitors, surveyors and architects during our life.
We rely on such professionals to provide sound and correct advice. Unfortunately, there can be times when professionals fail to perform to the required standards which, in turn, can result in a loss of money and time to us. It is important for you to know that professionals are not exempt from responsibility when it comes to the provision of poor or inaccurate advice.
Tollers’ Dispute Resolution Team has experience in handling claims against a variety of professionals, including those listed above. Tollers are able to advise clearly on the claim you are able to make, the issues which need to be proven and the likelihood of your claim being successful.
Claims tend to arise as a result of the following:
- a breach of a contractual term (i.e. the retainer that you have with a professional), or
- a breach of the duty of care in the tort of negligence (which imposes civil liability on the professional for a breach of the obligations they owed you)
Professional Negligence Solicitors
Whilst breaches of contractual terms are normally self-evident, breaches of a professional’s duty of care towards you may be less so. It may therefore be difficult for you to accurately determine whether you have a claim against a professional on this basis. It is here that Tollers can help, offering you knowledge developed over many years as to the standard to which a professional must advise their clients.
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Understanding what paperwork and evidence is relevant and getting clear advice at an early stage in terms of the options open to you can be very comforting in what can be a very stressful time. Should you require further information or assistance then please get in touch, call us on 01604 258558 or complete the form below.