On occasions professionals will make mistakes. Solicitors, barristers, surveyors, accountants and brokers of all types will do there best but for a variety of reasons they will fall below acceptable standards from time to time. This will lead to what are known as professional negligence claims.
Legal Advice If You Have Received Professional Negligence
Sometimes those affected want a second opinion about what has happened, sometimes they know a mistake has been made and they want an apology and sometimes both of these things are needed plus compensation for the loss they have suffered.
The incidence of negligence as it is generally called, is greater than you might think. Increasing complexity in all areas of professional life and the push to raise standards does leave some professionals behind and they fall below the standards you should expect.
It may be a mistake in something as straightforward as a deadline being missed for a court date or planning application or tax deadline – in many other cases it may be a technical issue relating to a change in law, practice or procedure but as in all walks of life mistakes happen every day, it is just the implications of those errors that are important.
On many occasions a review of a professionals work will confirm that they completed the work satisfactorily, for instance it would not be negligent for a professional to make a judgement based upon their experience that while ultimately to your detriment, was a reasonable choice in the circumstances.
Some professional negligence claims can be very simple but they can have catastrophic implications – missing a tax deadline could mean the loss of thousands as could a court deadline meaning a case cannot proceed. Most claims for negligence arise not from a professional’s knowledge of their area of expertise but from simple errors of process in forgetting to do something or acting promptly.
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