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Making a Negligence Claim Against an Accountant We are regulary consulted by clients who have been let down by their accountant and who wish to recover the finacial losses that have arisen...
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Making a Negligence Claim Against a Doctor. Doctors can make mistakes just like any other professional person. However, unlike an accountant of a surveyor, when a doctor makes a mistake...
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Professional Negligence Compensation Experts
Proneg.co.uk is a specialist legal site operated by professional negligence claim experts, Slee Blackwell Solicitors LLP. We are an established law firm with a first class track record in recovering compensation for people who have been let down by a professional. We are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) and are recommended as professional negligence solicitors by the independent legal directory, The Legal 500. We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for excellence in legal client care.
No Win, No Fee Funding
We offer No Win, No Fee professional negligence funding for claims where there are good prospects of success. Claims are risk assessed on a case by case basis and we will discuss with you the most suitable funding options.
If we take on your case under a No Win, No Fee agreement then you will not have to pay our costs if you do not succeed with your case.
Our track record of success in professional negligence cases gives us the confidence to deal with cases on a No Win, No Fee basis and our clients often take great comfort in the fact that we are prepared to trust our judgment in this way.
Free Professional Negligence Case Assessment
We offer a FREE professional negligence claim assessment service where the financial loss suffered exceeds £10,000. Simply provide us with brief details of your case (by email or telephone) and we will give you our initial views about the potential merits of your claim, indicating whether we feel it is a claim that is likely to justify further investigation or one that will be suitable for No Win, No Fee funding.
Negligence Claims With A Value Exceeding £10,000
For it to be viable for us to deal with your professional negligence case the value of your claim really needs to exceed £10,000, which is the current limit of the small claims court. The value of a claim is generally measured in terms of the financial loss you have suffered as a direct result of the professional’s negligence. We can assist in determining what that loss is. We can in certain circumstances deal with lower value cases, but it’s rarely an economic option for a claimant.
Claims Against All Major Professions
We pursue claims against all the major professions, including solicitors, barristers, surveyors, accountants, financial advisors, valuers and architects.
A National Service
We represent claimants throughout England and Wales. Most of the day to day work can be carried out by email, telephone and letter. Where a face to face meeting is necessary we can arrange to meet with you. And if the involvement of a barrister is required we can arrange to use a barrister from a chambers located in your area.
Solicitors Negligence File Reviews
People often assume that solicitors are reluctant to ‘take on’ other solicitors. This is not a problem for us. Negligence claims against solicitors is one of our core areas of practice and we have enjoyed great success over the years in successfully making claims against other lgal firms.
Professional negligence claims against solicitors is a specialist area of law. Where it is suspected that a solicitor has been negligent it is often necessary to see the solicitors' original file of papers in order to determine whether the case has good prospects of success. The file is likely to contain not only the documents you have already seen, but other key papers including important ‘attendance notes’ that have been made by your solicitor during the course of the case. These notes and other documents are often critical to the success of a professional negligence claim.
We will arrange for the solicitors' file to be sent to us so that we can carry out a detailed review. We are often able to undertake these reviews completely free of charge where we believe a claim is likely to be viable.
It is only where the documentation is particularly extensive (running to multiple files of papers) that we sometimes have to ask for a modest fee to cover some of our expenses. If this applies to you then we will discuss that fee in advance.
Legal Expenses Insurance
The courts in England and Wales still have a ‘loser pays’ approach, which means that anyone who brings a professional negligence claim runs the risk of being ordered to pay their opponents’ legal costs if they lose.
We are authorised by a leading legal expenses insurance company to offer our clients legal expenses insurance in No Win, No Fee cases. This gives our clients the peace of mind of knowing that if the case is lost they will be covered for any liability that may arise in respect of their opponent’s legal costs.
The insurance also covers them for expenses that can arise in a case, such as court fees and expert reports.
Time Limits For Making a Professional Negligence Claim
Strict time limits apply to professional negligence claims. It’s vitally important not to delay taking legal action as claims can become time barred. The basic limitation period is 6 years, or 3 years from the ‘date of knowledge’ where that is later. However, identifying the limitation date is not always straightforward. By speaking to a professional negligence solicitor at an early stage you may be able to avoid problems arising at a later date.