Professional Negligence Claims

Sometimes professionals that you rely on make mistakes that have a negative impact on you and your affairs. This can be classed as professional negligence. At Burt Brill & Cardens, we are highly experienced in all types of Professional Negligence claims.

If you feel like you have been let down by a professional or have any questions around what counts as professional negligence then we can help. We will use our expertise to reach a favourable resolution to your claim.

Want to know if you have a professional negligence claim? Call Burt Brill & Cardens on 01273 604123 or email us on

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What is professional negligence?

When you receive advice or a service from a professional such as a solicitor or financial adviser, you expect it to be of a certain standard. If the service you receive falls below this standard and you experience damage or a loss as a result then you may be able to claim for professional negligence.

Professionals have a duty of care to you as their client. However, this doesn’t prevent them from making mistakes, providing incomplete or incorrect advice or delivering a substandard service. All of these can qualify as a breach of their duty of care. Examples of this include a valuer that significantly undervalues your property or accountant negligence when you experience a financial loss due to an accountant’s bad advice.

If you have experienced problems as a result of professional negligence then you may be able to claim.

At Burt Brill & Cardens, we can act for you to claim against the following:

  • Accountants
  • Architects & Planning Consultants
  • Estate agents, surveyors & valuers
  • Financial advisors
  • Insurance brokers
  • Solicitors & barristers

Professional negligence claims against solicitors

One of the more common forms of professional negligence is solicitor negligence, with clients wanting to sue a solicitor after something goes wrong. In legal matters, a solicitor or barrister can provide poor legal advice that causes you loss or damage. Solicitor negligence cases can involve them missing deadlines, not following your instructions correctly and making mistakes in legal documents.

If you think you have experienced solicitor negligence then our solicitors can help.

Making a professional negligence claim

At Burt Brill & Cardens, we have the expertise to help you make a successful claim for professional negligence. Our solicitors will work towards a favourable outcome through alternative dispute resolution including our mediation services. This means you can avoid going to court. If, however, court proceedings are necessary, we have the expertise and experience to represent you.

Why Choose Burt Brill & Cardens

Professional negligence law is a complex area and one that Alex Williams specialises in. He is a highly effective professional negligence solicitor, able to provide advice and implement tactical solutions to reach a favourable outcome for you without going to court. However, if court proceedings are necessary, Alex is an experienced litigator that will represent you with confidence and work hard to achieve success in your case.

To speak to a professional negligence solicitor call Burt Brill & Cardens on 01273 604123 or email us on