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Professional Negligence Claims

Seeking professional advice when it comes to your finances, business, home or personal matters, can often be an important reality of life.

When a professional falls short of the duty of care that they owe their clients, it can have devastating results, leading to financial loss.

If you put your trust in a professional and they let you down, you may be able to claim compensation for the loss you suffer as a result of their negligence.

Professionals such as lawyers, accountants, engineers and financial advisors have a legal duty to do their jobs to a minimum standard of competence. If they don’t, and you are financially disadvantaged by their actions or advice, we can help.

Making a professional negligence claim

If you think you have a case for professional negligence, it is important to seek legal advice regarding your situation. Shine Lawyers’ Professional Negligence team offer an obligation-free consultation to anyone who has suffered loss at the hands of a negligent professional. We take the time to listen and truly understand our clients’ situation and formulate practical and effective solutions.

From there, we can advise on the viability of your professional negligence claim and what your options are.

People often blame themselves for following poor advice, putting it down to a lack of experience, or are told that "these things happen". However professionals have a duty to take care when they provide you with advice and services, and can be held liable if their negligence has caused a loss. If you have been left out of pocket by bad professional advice you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Get in touch today.

You may have a professional negligence claim if you suffered financially as the result of:

  • Misleading professional advice
  • Bad financial advice
  • Accounting errors
  • Engineering mistakes
  • Incorrect property evaluations

What professional negligence compensation can I claim?

If your claim is successful in court, the court normally calculates the compensation as the amount that is required to be paid to return your financial position to what it would have been if the professional had not been negligent. The compensation could include any profits you lost and any expenses you incurred while trying to fix the problem.

How Shine Lawyers can help

Shine Lawyers’ Professional Negligence team have experience bringing compensation claims across a broad range of sectors including law, accounting, financial planning, real estate, consultancy and property valuation. We are dedicated to delivering justice to clients who have suffered a financial loss as a result of negligent professionals and typically offer our services on a No Win No Fee basis.

Common Questions

Professionals typically have Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII), so it’s typically the professional’s insurer that pays.

Our job is to put together the strongest claim possible and negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible settlement or, if a settlement is not achieved, represent you in court proceedings. This means you can get the best outcome while having the time to focus on getting your life back on track.

The amount you will be able to claim will depend on the particular facts of your situation.

Once we have put together all of the evidence, we should be able to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Every case is different but we’ll finalise your claim as soon as possible.

Most professional negligence claims are finalised within two years of a lawyer being engaged.

Don’t wait to make a claim. In most cases, the time limit to lodge a claim is six years from the date of the professional’s breach of his or her obligations, or the date you first suffered a loss as a result of the negligence. There can be significant complexity around working out when loss was first suffered.

For the best chance at recouping your losses, we recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure your right to a claim is not lost due to a time limit.

We know that there are very few avenues of recourse available for SMEs and private individuals who suffer a financial loss as a result of a professional’s negligence. That’s why Shine Lawyers typically work on a No Win No Fee basis. No Win No Fee means that you’ll only pay our fee if you win your case at the end of the claim. We are open and honest about what we charge because the last thing you want to stress about is money.

The amount of legal costs at the end will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim. This is all recorded on an ongoing basis and you are updated as your matter progresses.

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We're experts when it comes to professional negligence related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:

Shine Lawyers are professional negligence legal experts that can help you get the compensation you need following the loss that you have suffered. Click on the links below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you today.

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