When you contract with a professional for services that contract will, generally speaking, set out what level of service the professional is to supply. Failure to do so will give rise to a claim for breach of that contractual commitment. Having said this, professionals, outside of those contractual commitments, owe established duties of care to preform services with reasonable care and skill and perform their obligations to the standard of a hypothetical reasonably competent professional in those circumstances.
In this way, claims for professional negligence often focus upon the standard of work delivered as well as what was delivered. Whether you are a professional who has been accused of failing to meet the expected standard or an individual who has experience an unsatisfactory service, it is important that you seek advice early to ensure that the matter is dealt with appropriately and proportionately. It is important to assess the works early to ensure that crucial evidence is not overlooked and suitable expert opinions can be obtained so that litigation or negotiations can be conducted on the appropriate footing.
How can we help you?
Our expert team of lawyers have extensive experience in advising on and defending negligence claims. We will assess whether a claim has merit and how / if the professional has fallen short of industry-standard practices as well as giving you general advice on the case for, or defence against, professional negligence. We will provide you with commercially focused advice that aims to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible and where proceedings are issued, we will guide you through the process. We have an enviable track record in such matters.
If you have received a service that has fallen short of the standard expected or you are the recipient of allegations of professional negligence, then please contact our team on 0345 646 0406 or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.