Faith Williams Law professional negligence solicitors offer a free legal consultation to discuss your case and the potential of a positive outcome.
Our experienced professional negligence solicitors will help you throughout your case with sound, clear advice and transparency of service and cost involved. We operate on a fixed fee basis and all costs are outlayed from the outset, no hidden fees.
What is professional negligence?
Professional negligence is where a person engaged in a professional role such as, but not limited to, a property valuer, a surveyor, financial adviser, solicitor or accountant; fails to perform at an adequate level expected from them, and causes loss or damage to their client due to this.
A person engaged in a professional capacity has a duty of care to their clients and is expected to work to a reasonable level of skill and care.
Professional negligence is when the professional engaged by a client is to blame for their client suffering loss or damages due to an inadequate service or lack of caution from the engaged professional.
Our friendly, experienced professional negligence solicitors can guide you through the whole process, and ensure you know what to expect and any hurdles that you may come up against and how strong your case is. If your case goes to court we can help you through the whole proceedings to a successful outcome.
Professional negligence pre-action protocol
In 2001 a pre-action protocol was introduced as a set of guidelines pertaining to any professional negligence case. The pre-action protocol advises all parties with a dispute to try other methods of dispute resolution before attempting court proceedings.
It is advised that discussions are sought using a specialist negligence claim solicitor as a mediator to help resolve disputes and come to a suitable arrangement or agreement. This is a requirement under the pre-action protocol prior to engaging in court proceedings.
The aim of the pre-action protocol is to avoid court proceedings whenever possible in a professional negligence claim. Court proceedings should always be used when no favourable outcome can be resolved but only after a thorough attempt has been made at alternative dispute resolution methods.