When you have been let down by one set of professional advisers then you want to be doubly-certain that you can trust implicitly those who help you sort out the mess. That is why it is a very sound judgement to come to Thomson Snell & Passmore if you have the misfortune to have fallen victim to bad advice. This is also where our team of specialist and highly experienced professional negligence lawyers can help.
Examples of when you have a professional negligence claim:
- You received advice from a professional that was not within their expertise
- You have not received correct financial advice
- You have had errors with a design from an engineer or architect
- A lawyer misses a deadline for your case
- Defects are not spotted by a surveyor on a pre-purchase survey
- There is an error in your will
- A trust or estate has not been managed correctly
The strength of our team lies in our experience of working on both sides of this market. Our team of professional negligence lawyers act for individuals and businesses wishing to pursue claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, architects, surveyors and financial advisers. But we have also had many years’ previous experience defending such professionals, on the instructions of their insurers. And we know how the related routes for addressing complaints work, through our experience of the various Ombudsman Schemes.
It is because we understand the complexity and nuances of these cases - and can see the issues from both angles - that we are best placed to advise you on your particular circumstances. As professional negligence lawyers, we know the field inside out and our experience gives us the insights necessary to deal with tricky or highly complex cases. We actively encourage alternative dispute resolution (ADR) once we have built you the best negotiating platform that we can. And, where it becomes necessary, we have access to some of the best specialist professional negligence counsel and experienced expert witnesses in the country.
Our professional negligence lawyers fully understand that in these kinds of cases our clients will want to minimise the risks and may not be sure if they can afford the expensive court, counsel and expert fees – on top of solicitors’ fees - that may be required to challenge a professional organisation backed by insurers. So, where it is appropriate, we will actively look for the opportunity to offer you a team arrangement involving ourselves, 3rd party funders and insurers. These parties would share the fruits of the claim with you if we succeed, but in return you bear only a tiny proportion of the risk if we do not succeed. We call it “virtually risk-free litigation.”
For further information please contact one of our expert professional negligence lawyers. You won't regret it.