Professional Negligence Claims

Professional Negligence Claims

Professional Negligence Compensation Claims

Have you been provided with bad professional advice, or dealt with a service that has caused you harm or left you out of pocket? If so, the professional negligence solicitors at Clough & Willis can provide you with the help and guidance you need to make a successful claim for compensation. 

When looking to make a negligence claim against a professional that has failed to uphold their duty of care, it is important to obtain the right legal guidance. The expert team at Clough & Willis has years of experience offering a professional negligence service that can help you achieve the best possible outcome, with personalised support at every stage of the process. 

We can assist you with the following cases of professional and corporate negligence on a no-win, no-fee basis: 

  • Negligence claims against accountants, financial advisors and insurance brokers
  • Estate agent and landlord negligence claims
  • Complaints against architects, surveyors and engineers
  • Medical complaints, including cases of negligence in nursing
  • Negligence complaints against solicitors

For more information on how we can help you make a negligence of duty claim, call us on 0800 083 0815 today, or complete the online enquiry form on the side of this page to request a call back at your convenience. 

What is professional negligence?

Every individual will need to rely upon some form of professional advice at some point in their lives, whether this comes in the form of legal guidance, medical care, financial consultation or property advice. 

Professional advisors are there to provide essential help and guidance on complex topics and key life decisions - but sometimes, these professionals can make mistakes, resulting in poor, careless or incorrect advice that leads to serious consequences. If you have suffered physical harm or financial loss as a result of this kind of failure, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. 

When considering whether you have experienced professional negligence, ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Do you think you received incorrect advice? Do you believe you would have received different advice from another professional in the same field that would have led to a better outcome?
  • Was your case passed on to someone else who did not have the necessary experience to make an educated decision?
  • Did your advisor fail to adhere to the accepted standards of professional practice? 

How we can help

If you have experienced a negative outcome due to professional negligence, the qualified solicitors at Clough & Willis are here to help. 

Your professional negligence case will be handled by our Partner and Head of Litigation Chris Macwilliam, who will deal with your claim personally. We pride ourselves on providing personalised, tailored and responsive legal guidance, and we do not ‘buy in’ claims or pay referral fees. 

Once we have discussed the particulars of your claim with you, we will work to obtain the relevant papers and properly assess how much compensation you could expect to receive. Depending on the details of the case, we may be able to work on a no-win, no-fee basis. 

How long do I have to make a professional negligence claim?

Cases of this kind are subject to a professional negligence limitation period, which varies depending on the specifics of the case. 

For a standard breach of contract claim, individuals have six years to bring forward a legal case, which is either measured from the date of the contract breach, or from the date when they suffered a financial loss as a result of the negligent behaviour. 

In instances where the impact of the negligence is not immediately clear, this time limit may be extended, with claims permitted within three years from the date on which the individual became aware of the negligence. 

There is also an absolute 15-year cutoff point for professional negligence cases, and no compensation claims can be made beyond that time limit in any circumstances. 


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