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Professional Negligence

It is a fact of life that mistakes happen and sometimes professionals can get it wrong. We understand that suing a professional advisor can be a daunting prospect. Our Team of Professional Negligence Specialists are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyer’s Association and can assist in resolving disputes with professionals. 

We understand that there is often a long standing relationship with the professional which you may wish to preserve. Professionals are required to have Professional Indemnity Insurance in place, which shall respond to a claim for negligence.  Even if the professional is no longer in business, it may still be possible to bring a claim.

Our Specialists have experience of dealing with professional negligence cases such as:

  • Negligent advice and/or the mis-selling of a product by a Financial Advisor.
  • Failure to perform property searches.
  • Solicitors who settled a personal injury claim for too little money.
  • Incorrect property valuations from a Surveyor or a failure to spot defects with a property.
  • Solicitors who miss deadlines.
  • Failure to prepare documents correctly by a Solicitor in business transactions. 
  • Wills that have been wrongly prepared.

Professional negligence can be experienced by individual Clients to corporate Clients. Our Professional Negligence Lawyers have experience helping all sizes of Client make claims against:

  • Accountants
  • Agronomists
  • Architects
  • Financial Advisors
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Tax Consultants
  • Veterinary Surgeons

Legal Costs

We understand that one of the biggest concerns Clients have when considering whether to pursue claims through Solicitors is the legal costs involved. We can provide initial advice through a telephone call or meeting to advise you whether the claim is worth pursuing. If you decide to pursue the case further, we have a variety of funding options available which do not necessarily involve you paying costs up front. In certain cases, we are able to offer No Win No Fee agreements.

In Collaboration with Forrester Boyd

We understand that in certain situations regarding Dispute Resolution, the need for the perspective of an Accountant or Financial Adviser may be in your best interests. Here at Hodgkinsons we have formed a close alliance with top local independent Accountancy and Wealth Management Firm, Forrester Boyd, as selected Financial Planning Partners, who will be happy to provide you with the advice you need. Your Lawyer will review your circumstances based on the information you have provided and distinguish whether the expertise of an Accountant or Financial Adviser may be beneficial for you. The services provided by Forrester Boyd compliment that of Hodgkinsons in many aspects, which is why we have carefully selected them as one of our trusted financial partners.

Forrester Boyd share our ethos to provide only a personal, exceptional level of service which meets all aspects of our Client’s requirements. Our Lawyers will always ensure that your matter is in safe hands and with a financial partner like Forrester Boyd, you can guarantee that every possible aspect of your matter will be taken care of to an exceptional standard. Forrester Boyd work with Clients across the East Midlands and rural Lincolnshire to include Skegness, Louth, Beverley, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Hull. To find out more about our relationship click here.

For expert legal advice you can count on, call our Dispute Resolution Team on 01754 897150 or submit a contact form now.