To make a successful professional negligence claim, you will need to demonstrate the following:
1. You were owed a duty of care by the defendant professional;
2. The professional breached that duty of care;
3. The breach caused you a financial loss.
There does not always need to be a written agreement. A professional holding out to have particular expertise and advising the client, may be assuming duties towards the client.
As a claimant you will need to demonstrate that the professional fell below the standards of a reasonably competent professional, having regard to the standards normally expected in that profession.
It is important to seek expert legal advice promptly if you believe you have a claim.
Timescales for Professional Negligence Cases
Furley Page has a team of very experienced solicitors who specialise in advising clients on professional negligence matters. One of our Professional Negligence Partners is a member of the Law Society's Professional Negligence Panel. Our inter-team approach to professional negligence cases provides clients with a very wide range of expertise.
We are happy to discuss litigation funding options, see our guide for background information.