Professional Negligence

Most of us will need to take professional advice on something throughout our lives. This may include advice from surveyors, solicitors, architects, insurance brokers, or financial advisors.

We rely on professional advice to guide us in taking decisions such as buying a house, starting legal proceedings or investing money.

When that advice is wrong, it can have devastating consequences. When the advice is so wrong that an advisor has either failed to follow a common standard or practice or where another experienced professional in the same field would not have given the same advice, that advice might be negligent.  Most professionals carry insurance, after all we can all make mistakes.


A solicitor missing a limitation date deadline for starting a Personal Injury claim or failing to advise correctly on the law
A surveyor failing to identify a key defect in a building prior to purchase such as subsidence or non standard construction
A financial advisor recommending that you invest in a certain product that in fact was not suitable for you

If you have received negligent advice which has caused you to suffer loss, the law is on your side and you may be able to make a claim against the professional to recover your losses.

This might be the likely compensation you may have recovered in a personal injury case, the reduction in value of your property in the case of a negligent surveyor, or your financial losses after investing in a product that was not suitable for you.

Our team will assess your claim and advise you on any time limits and the process of bringing a claim. We will represent you throughout your claim providing expert advice at every stage.

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How can litigation solicitors help you?

As litigation solicitors, we always aim to take a commercially focused and driven approach in order to resolve a dispute in a peaceful and pragmatic manner.  We consider appropriate methods of alternative dispute resolution where appropriate with the aim to keep litigation costs to a minimum.


At this stage, we’ll provide an estimate of the likely costs and discuss any appropriate funding options that might be available, such as ‘after the event’ (ATE) insurance cover.


In cases where litigation appears to be the only way moving forwards, our team of litigation solicitors are experienced in issuing and defending cases in the courts, including the High Courts.


We provide recommendations in the early steps of your matter on a fixed-fee basis and guide you throughout the litigation process from the outset to the end.

How much can I claim?

In general loss is assessed as damages from the date of the breach. The court will attempt to put the claimant back into a position that the claimant would have been but for the breach.

The loss must be as a direct result of the negligence or breach of contract, and must be a reasonably foreseeable consequence arising from the act or breach.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Different types of dispute have different periods in which to commence a claim. This is known as the limitation period. For simple contract and claims in tort (civil wrong) there is a 6 year window in which to commence a claim. A restricted type of claim can have a limitation period of 12 years from the date on which the cause of action began; such as contracts made under seal. Whereas an action to recover land has a limitation period of 12 months from the date on which the right to action began.

In general, the majority of matters we deal with fall within the 6 year limitation period.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments in our offices, at your home, or another location that’s convenient for you.
Focussed Our focus is to resolve disputes quickly and with the minimum of expense to our clients.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Respect Regardless of complexity or size we treat your matter with care and consideration in a friendly, informative and professional manner.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
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Any solicitor can say they are experienced in what they do. We go the extra mile to demonstrate our expertise. Many of our lawyers have undertaken independent assessments of their knowledge and skills. Our accreditations give you the assurance that you are dealing with a specialist.

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