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Professional Negligence 

If you have suffered a loss as a result of the inadequate services of a professional person, you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.


Professional negligence claims are often very complex. It is imperative that you get the best advice at the earliest opportunity, and have an experienced team working for you. We have a team of expert solicitors who specialise in advising on and representing parties in professional negligence claims. We have acted in a wide range of professional negligence cases.

If you would like to discuss your case with our friendly and helpful team, please contact our Leeds, Sheffield or York office by calling 0333 323 5292 or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you.

Pre-Action Protocol

The Pre-Action Protocol, which came into force in July 2001, is a protocol which encourages both parties to resolve the issues out of court by the early exchange of information about the nature of the alleged negligence and the response of the professional against whom the allegation is made. Except in limited circumstances, the protocol is mandatory and must be completed before court proceedings are started. This means that before escalating a case, alternative methods of resolution, such as mediation, may be used. If the issue cannot be resolved through such methods, then the case will be taken to the courts.

Here at Lupton Fawcett, we have a dedicated team of mediators that will work to resolve your issues out of court in a fair manner.

Professional Negligence Issues

Cases of professional negligence typically occur when one party has been given poor legal, medical or financial advice, or a professional fails to meet the standards required of them. Issues that could result in a claim include the following:

  • An incorrectly drafted will
  • Poor mortgage advice
  • A lack of or poor medical advice
  • Undervaluation or overvaluation of residential or commercial property
  • Poor investment advice

We have acted for, and against, a range of professionals, including (among others) the following:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Auditors
  • Banks
  • Barristers
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Engineers
  • Estate Agents
  • Financial Advisors
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Loss Adjusters
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors

The Team

When you engage the services of a professional, you are entitled to expect a skilled and competent service, especially when you are paying fees for these services (and even sometimes when you aren’t ) . Unfortunately, professionals can and do make mistakes, which could be very costly to you or your business.

Here at Lupton Fawcett, we have a wealth of experience of bringing and defending claims against professionals. We provide full transparency on costs and litigation funding options will form part of our advice to you. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a successful outcome and a claims process that avoids unnecessary delays.

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To speak to our team about a professional negligence issue or for legal advice on the subject, get in touch by using the contact details below.

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Remember you can still call us on 0333 323 5292 or email us at disputes@luptonfawcett.law

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