If you have suffered loss or damage as a result of poor professional advice or mismanagement of your affairs, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our Professional Negligence Lawyers have extensive experience advising clients and resolving professional negligence claims swiftly.
How We Help
We invest time to fully assess the strengths and weaknesses of your legal position to properly advise and assist you to identify real and favourable outcomes and develop a strategy for achieving those outcomes without the need for Court proceedings, where possible.
In most cases we can negotiate a favourable settlement of your claim with the responsible professional’s insurer.
What is Professional Negligence
Professional negligence occurs where a professional (for example, an accountant, a financial adviser, a lawyer or an architect) has failed to provide services to the required standard of care, causing loss or damage to the person or entity they provided their services to.
What is a Duty of Care
Professionals such as Solicitors, Accountants, Financial Planners, Engineers and Valuers owe their clients a legal duty of care.
Where a professional advisor fails to exercise reasonable care and skill when providing you with advice or managing your affairs you may have a right to compensation if that failure caused you to suffer a foreseeable financial loss.
If your professional advisor has breached their duty of care you are entitled to recover compensation in the amount that will put you back in your original financial position.
What losses can I recover for Professional Negligence
Compensation is awarded on a case-by-case basis and there are a broad range of loss and damage that may be claimed where an advisor has been negligent.
A person will usually be entitled to damages in an amount sufficient to compensate them and place them, as far as possible, in the position they would have been in had their advisor not been negligent.