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Professional Negligence

"An excellent service from all at BPE Solicitors. Professional, accurate and timely advice concluding with a satisfactory settlement in mediation, to our professional negligence claim. I would highly recommend” – Mr D Thorner - August 2023

The confidence to claim

If you’ve been given negligent or inaccurate professional advice or haven’t been given the advice you should have received, you may be able to make a claim for professional negligence. Our clear pragmatic advice will help you to get the recompense you deserve.

We can advise on professional negligence by solicitors, accountants, brokers, independent financial advisors, surveyors and valuers. We’re easy to talk to and always tailor our services and the way we work together to suit your precise situation.


Advice you can trust – no dispute

Our team has specialist knowledge of professional negligence claims and can help you pursue your claim – whether that’s by identifying where a claim could be made, negotiating a settlement or taking your claim to court. 

We have been recognised as being exceptional individuals in our field by the Legal 500 and several of our lawyers are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

The confidence you need to proceed

Professional negligence claims can be complex and there are key restrictions on claims that need to be considered, including:

  • Being able to prove that you’ve had a financial loss either as a result of the negligent advice, or lack of advice altogether.
  • Making the claim within the strict time limits imposed on professional negligence claims.

We scrutinise the small print and see the bigger picture

As a first step, we’ll scrutinise any paperwork relating to the claim to identify where the negligence occurred and the severity of it. This will allow us to gauge the likelihood of success in each case, avoiding unnecessary fees being incurred where the claim is unlikely to succeed.

We can act in cases of:

  • Solicitor Negligence including negligent advice from probate solicitors, family lawyers, on property transactions, or even in the purchase or sale of a business. We can also assist where your advisor has failed to correctly protect your brand.

  • Surveyor/Valuer Negligence including the incorrect valuation of a property or failure to inform you of a defect or issue with the property following a survey.

  • Accountant/Auditor Negligence including defective auditing, negligent accountancy and tax advice or failure to spot fraudulent activity.

  • Insurance broker negligence including the failure to renew a policy as instructed by you, arranging a policy that doesn’t cover the full amount required or all risks needed, failure to share all the relevant information with your insurance company, or failure to liaise effectively with the underwriter in relation to a new claim.

  • Financial Advisor Negligence including advising on inappropriate financial products for your needs, recommending expensive investments or products which are not suitable or required, advocating schemes for avoiding tax which are not appropriate or legal, or advising clients to invest in high-risk products which are not suitable for their personal circumstances.

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Talk to us about your legal challenges and discover how our expert, pragmatic legal advice and broad commercial acumen can help.