Professional negligence
Advising claimants or professional firms on negligence

How to start a professional negligence claim

If you believe you have suffered economic loss or damage as a result of professional negligence you will probably have appointed a lawyer, who will manage the process for you.

You will almost certainly need the assistance of an experienced professional from the same field to review the work and advise on whether the work fell short of the expected professional standard. The expert professional will need to carry out a thorough review of all the relevant material to establish if there is evidence of negligent and to prepare a thorough and detailed report on the shortcomings and their impact.

In most cases you will also need a forensic accountant to quantify the economic damage arising from these defects for the lawyer to submit as part of the claim.

In most cases the damages arising from defective work by a professional can be very large and so it is important to appoint a highly experienced team.

How we can help?

We have considerable experience of quantifying losses arising from a wide range of events, including professional negligence. We can quantify the economic damage arising from the shortcomings in the professional’s work.

We are highly experienced chartered accountants and forensic accountants with considerable experience of preparing reports on losses in many situations, including professional negligence and the consequential economic damage for use in court proceedings. Our experts often advise at mediations and give evidence in court as expert witnesses.

Professional negligence cases can lead to large claims. Drawing on the team’s long and varied professional careers and experience, we are able to provide expert advice and evidence in relation to the conduct of accountants and to quantify losses, including consequential losses in cases involving many professionals including, architects, financial advisers, insurance brokers, surveyors and solicitors.

Read a sample of our reported cases here

Areas where we can help on professional negligence

We can help with all aspect of the dispute, including

  • Help in responding in accordance with pre-action protocols including preparing initial assessments of liability in accountant negligence cases and the level of economic damages

  • Support with the selection of expert witnesses where we act as advisers

  • Providing expert evidence on liability (where appropriate) and economic damage for the court

  • Conducting meetings of experts and preparing joint statements

  • Attending mediations, negotiations and other processes intended to bring about an early resolution

  • Conducting mediations – our team also includes accredited and experienced mediators

  • Giving oral expert evidence in court

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