Professional Negligence

When you engage the services of a professional to advise you, you are entitled to expect a reasonably skilled and competent service. Unfortunately, professionals can and do make mistakes.

If you have been the victim of inadequate advice or improper conduct from a qualified, professional person and lost out financially as a result, you may be entitled to make a claim for professional negligence.

Professionals have a legal duty to exercise “reasonable skill and care”. If they fail to do this and their mistake was one that a reasonable professional working in the same field would not have made and you suffer financially in consequence, usually the professional is legally responsible to put things right and/or pay compensation.

What we do

We specialise in pursuing professional negligence claims, including claims against solicitors. We have extensive experience acting for both claimants and defendants in substantial and complex cases. We act for individual clients, companies, OMB’s, lenders and other claimants against a wide variety of professionals.

Claims against professionals can be complex and frequently involve dealing with the professional’s insurers. That's where we come in. In all litigation, it is important to get the right advice early on, and to have an experienced team working for you. Professional negligence claims raise financial risks (which are usually insured) but also involve unwelcome threats to reputation.  Get it wrong and you can see yourself at the wrong end of a costs order or defamation action. 

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Which professionals?

Professional negligence claims can involve professionals in a range of disciplines including:

  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Architects
  • Banks
  • Barristers
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Estate agents
  • Financial Advisers
  • Insurance brokers
  • Police
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors


How we can help

We are pro-active in our approach. We are committed to clear and effective communication throughout the case, keeping you involved and in touch. Our first priority is always to seek to save both time and money for our clients, whilst pursuing a successful outcome.

We provide confidential, objective and practical advice to enable you to take action for redress. The aim is for you to be put back in the position that you would have been in if the professional concerned had carried out their work properly. 


Why choose BHP Law to pursue your claim?


We have a talented team of lawyers experienced in claims against solicitors, accountants, surveyors, architects and other professionals so you can be sure in you are in capable hands.

  • Our team has the necessary knowledge, skill and back up to help you through the process of making a claim and help you obtain compensation.
  • We have a proven track record of successful cases.           
  • We have excellent relationships with expert witnesses, leading barristers and funders so we can achieve the best possible result for you.           
  • Our service levels are clearly defined, we are accredited by Lexel            
  • We are ranked highly in a number of legal directories including The Legal 500.
  • We are cost conscious.

If you would like to talk to us about your options or how we may be able to help you please contact a member of the team, complete our call back form or contact us directly at your local office.

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