Professional Negligence FAQs


Why choose HH Legal for these matters?

We have shown in a number of cases, that the value and complexity of the case does not deter us.  Our recent professional negligence victory involved assets in the region of £600,000.

What is Professional Negligence?

Professional negligence happens where the standard of service provided by a professional falls below that which was reasonably expected and damage or loss arises as a result. There is often a breach of contract as well.

Professional negligence solicitors act on behalf of clients who have been the victims of inadequate service or improper conduct by professionals, resulting in financial or other damages.


Who can I claim against?

Legal action can be taken against solicitors, accountants, architects, surveyors, valuers, financial advisers, brokers, doctors, health authorities, barristers and so on for damages arising from inadequate advice, professional negligence, breach of contract or improperly performed services.

If you believe that you have suffered because a professional has been negligent or has mishandled your case or treatment, HH Legal may be able to help you bring a claim.

Do I Have a Claim For Professional Negligence?

Professionals usually provide a good service, however there are occasions when mistakes are made. These errors can cause significant damage and those effected may have to take legal action to recover damages. After reviewing the facts, we be able to determine if there is a claim for professional negligence.

A professional is under a legal duty to exercise ‘reasonable skill and care’ when dealing with clients or patients which means that their standard of expertise has to be comparable to others doing the same work.

If the standard was shown to have been inadequate, we have to show that the lack of skill or care has actually caused damage or loss. If this is proven to be the case, the negligent professional may argue that the loss or damage would have happened in any event, with or without professional negligence.

We follow the professional negligence pre-action protocol, which aims to achieve settlement of claims without the need for expensive and sometimes risky court proceedings. This can be achieved, for instance, through mediation.