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Professional Negligence

We have extensive experience helping with professional negligence claims if another law firm has let you down.

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Professional Negligence Claims

A solicitor has a responsibility to handle a personal injury claim to a required standard. If this is not met, and the professional fails in their duty of care to a client, a professional negligence claim may be made against the solicitor.

If you feel that you may have a professional negligence case against a solicitor from another law firm, Thompsons Solicitors can help with many types of claims, including:

  • Turned down claims
  • Under-settled claims
  • Failed claims
  • Improper handling of claims
  • Unexpected deductions from claims

To discuss the professional negligence claims process with one of our expert lawyers, simply complete our online claim form, call 0800 0 224 224 or request a callback.

Frequently asked questions

Professional negligence occurs when a professional, such as a solicitor, does not perform their responsibilities to an appropriate standard.

A professional negligence claim for compensation is a legal process started by someone who feels they have not been dealt with appropriately by the professional whose skills they sought.

There are many types of professional negligence, involving a range of professions – from accountancy to surveying. Thompsons Solicitors can help people to make a claim for compensation against a solicitor from another legal firm in relation to, for example, failed claims, unexpected deductions from their final compensation or under-settled compensation claims.

Professionals are expected to have specific skills and expertise. If you believe the standard of the professional you sought help from fell below what should reasonably be expected of their profession, and this resulted in a loss for you, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for professional negligence. It is a complicated area of law but our experts can review your file and advise you as to whether you may be able to make a compensation claim.

There are several ways to fund a claim for professional negligence compensation - our skilled lawyers will be able to talk you through your options. Call 0800 0 224 224, complete our online claim form or request a callback.

Most claims need to be made within six years of the date of negligence, though there are exceptions. For expert advice, speak to Thompsons Solicitors’ friendly professional negligence experts.

The amount of compensation awarded depends on a variety of factors, with damages usually assessed from the date of the breach in professionalism. Our experienced team will give you an indication of the amount you may be entitled to as quickly as possible.

Each case is unique. Straightforward cases are ordinarily settled within months. Our experienced team will give you an indication of the amount you may be entitled to as quickly as possible.

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