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Litigation

Proactive approaches to conflict

Professional Negligence

If a professional fails to carry out their duties why should you be the one to suffer?

Professional negligence claims are complex and, as a result, it is imperative to follow a strict pre-action protocol stage.

Legal advice is therefore essential.

Such claims arise where you appoint a professional to advise you in their chosen field however they fail to carry out their duties as they were engaged to do so, for example:

  • a surveyor
  • architect
  • solicitor
  • accountant

A financial loss is therefore incurred. For example, a surveyor overvaluing a property where the true value is substantially less.

Kidwells are specialists in the area of professional negligence. We will be able to assess the potential of your claim and identify any breach of duty on the part of the professional.

If you wish to pursue a claim we will prepare a detailed letter of claim to the professional although it will probably be passed to the insurers.

We will always aim to agree on a settlement without the need for trial.  We have the experience though to take the claim to trial if  no other resolution is available.

What our clients say

Wills & Probate Department 

Excellent, friendly, efficient service. Thank you.

Wills & Probate Department 

Thank you for your understanding and your advice was invaluable.

Commercial Property Department 

No bad comments, an excellent service.