Professional Negligence Solicitors across Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham

Professional Negligence can happen in any profession. Negligence claims are serious, and our solicitors are highly experienced in resolving them in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Suing for Professional Negligence

While all professionals strive to provide a high standard of service for their clients, occasionally mistakes are made. A compensation claim can be made if the professional has failed to perform to the required standard, causing you to suffer loss.  Many arguments surround this seemingly simple assessment, including the validity of any limitation of liability clauses, whether losses were reasonably foreseeable and the basis upon which any loss is to be calculated.  For example, case law might dictate that compensation is to be assessed based on the diminution of value rather than actual costs incurred as a result of the alleged negligence.  Compensation might be limited based on the principle of loss of chance. 

At Newtons, our expert team of professional negligence solicitors has experience of successfully representing clients in claims involving other solicitors, surveyors, accountants, financial advisors and insurance brokers.   

How can Newtons help?

Professional negligence claims are complex. The fact that a mistake was made does not automatically give rise to a claim for compensation. Upon discussing your unique case, we will advise you whether your negligence case is worth progressing, the investment required and the risks involved. Very often, expert witnesses will need to be instructed to give an opinion on the required standard and whether this was breached.  Our team is experienced in instructing such experts (and challenging where required) in line with the questions that will be asked if the case ever comes to court. A strong presentation of your case from the outset will help achieve an early settlement, avoiding protracted proceedings and legal costs.   

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If you need specialist legal advice regarding a professional negligence claim, our experts can help. Just contact us to set up a phone call, video conference or in-office meeting.