Any professional, whether a solicitor, barrister, architect, accountant, surveyor or conveyancer, owes some level of duty to their client.
In some cases the nature and extent of this duty will be obvious – for example, it may be explicitly stated in the written retainer given to the client.
However, in other cases the duty of care may be less clear cut; for example, it may be implicit in the agreement, may be inferred from the professional's area of expertise or advertisement of specialism, while in other cases – for example, in the event of a negligently drafted will – it may even extend to a third party.
In order to mount a successful professional negligence claim it is necessary to demonstrate that a duty of care was owed, that the professional concerned breached this duty, and that this, in turn, led to some form of financial loss or measurable damage.
Oratto's professional negligence solicitors
Oratto's member lawyers can help you ensure the best possible advice and representation in the event you decide to pursue a professional negligence claim against a solicitor, architect, accountant or other professional.
Having experienced and authoritative legal advice is crucial to your case's chances of success and can help you build a persuasive argument for duty of care, breach of duty, and consequent financial loss.
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