Professional negligence claims for businesses

When the actions or omissions of another party affect your business, a professional negligence solicitor can help you seek redress. And if your business must defend a professional negligence claim made against it, we can represent you.

We handle professional negligence matters for various types of business and service providers, including:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Barristers
  • Builders
  • Engineers
  • Financial advisors
  • Insurance brokers
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Valuers

Whether you wish to make a claim for solicitor negligence, architect negligence, conveyance negligence or you want to sue another type of skilled services provider, including making a construction dispute claim, the professional negligence lawyers at Wellers can help.

How to commence a professional negligence claim

Professional negligence claims are complex; you will need to establish that the professional owed your business a duty of care and that they did not uphold this duty. You will need to provide evidence of the commercial harm or loss suffered as a direct result of the breach.

There is a significant difference between bad service and professional negligence, and we will need to establish that the claim is not a breach of contract or breach of statutory duty before commencing a claim in respect of professional negligence.

If there is merit to your case, the professional negligence solicitors at Wellers can set out the legal basis of the claim in a letter to the other party.

Whenever appropriate, we will attempt to resolve the issue using dispute resolution methods to help you and the other party reach a solution without the need to go to court. However, if the other party’s response is not satisfactory, or there is no response at all, it may be necessary to issue court proceedings.

Litigation can be time-consuming and costly and we provide a commercially pragmatic approach that puts your business interests at the centre of our legal advice.

Defending a professional negligence claim

If an allegation of professional negligence has been made against you, or you suspect that it will, it is essential to take legal advice as soon as possible.

Wellers Law Group can help you understand what evidence will be required and how the law will be applied to your particular situation. Documentary evidence is often key to whether a case is won or lost, and we can help you gather the necessary information that will be key in your defence.

We can also advise you through mediation and negotiation when appropriate. This can be a more cost-effective way of handling a claim made against you and if the case proceeds to court, a judge may look unfavourably on any party who has refused to mediate.

Wellers Law Group and professional negligence claims

Most professionals offer high levels of care and uphold their duty to business clients unwaveringly. However, if your business has been adversely affected by professional negligence, the solicitors at Wellers Law Group can help.

We will provide a pragmatic assessment of your case and explain the solutions available to you, including the likely costs and prospects of success.

To find out more, please contact:

Joe Reeves London 020 7481 6383
Craig Batko Surrey 01372 750 109
Jonathan Tyler Sevenoaks 01732 446361

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