What is Professional Negligence?
Professionals make mistakes too and can be guilty of misconduct.
Professional negligence is a breach of the duty of care between professionals and their clients.
The duty of care is a common law arrangement where the client expects a level of professionalism and standards commonly held by those in the profession. Negligence can arise where someone is professing particular skill, such as a doctor, a teacher, a vet, an accountant or a solicitor, to name a few.
During a person's life it is likely that at some point they will require the assistance of a professional. Whilst most professionals will provide an excellent service, occasionally mistakes are made. In the event that a loss is suffered as a result of that mistake, a claim for professional negligence may be available.
The law of professional negligence is a complex, specialist area of legal practise. As such, it is vitally important when bringing a claim of this nature that your solicitor has the experience and the ability to properly conduct and present your claim.
How We Can Help
At Bridge McFarland, we have that necessary experience. Unlike many firms, we have a stand alone professional negligence department with our solicitors practising in that area alone. We are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and are viewed by others as experts in this area of law.
We understand that you have already been let down by a professional and aim to make the process of recovering compensation for you as quick and painless as possible. Our expertise includes resolving disputes through alternative dispute in order to avoid the need for court proceedings if at all possible and to speed up the process of recovering compensation.
We can help if you have been let down by your:
• Financial Advisor
• Insurance Company
• Local Authority