Professional negligence claims for small business owners

31st January 2015 by

As the owner of a business there are likely to be some aspects of your operations that you have to contract out to other parties. After all, a successful and profitable business relies on the delegation of certain duties, particularly when they are highly specialised and a professional level of skill is required.

However, the sad reality is that some professionals, whether lawyers, accountants, surveyors or insurance brokers, can sometimes let clients down, and in doing so may cause both financial loss and damage to a business’s reputation.

Fortunately, Healys LLP professional negligence lawyers are on hand to help you resolve the commercial and financial fallout that arises as a result of the substandard professional service caused by professionals, whether it is attributable to poor advice, unsuitable products, mis-representation, mis-selling, fraud or breach of contract.

What we do

Healys LLP professional negligence lawyers in Brighton and London have the experience and skill to help your business ensure just settlement in the event of financial loss caused by the negligent actions or omissions of a professional advisor.

Our expertise extends, but is not limited to, the following types of case:

  • Inaccurate property valuations on the part of surveyors
  • Unsuitable advice or products provided by financial advisors
  • Mis-sold loans and other financial brokers
  • Failures of disclosure on the part of insurance brokers
  • Failure to adhere to time limits or procedural rules by solicitors
  • Oversights on the part of conveyancing solicitors
  • Failure to meet HMRC deadlines on the part of accountants

From the point of initial contact our objective is to evaluate whether your claim involves quantifiable financial loss that has been caused by some breach of duty. From this point we look into your funding options, the possible cost-benefit of your claim and what kind of solutions might be right for your circumstances. For example, it is frequently possible to negotiate a settlement without going to court, whether this is achieved through use of the relevant Pre-Action Protocol , mediation, arbitration or Alternative Dispute Resolution.

If court action is necessary you can rest assured that you are in the hands of powerful and experienced litigators who will give your case the best possible chance of success.

Contact Healys LLP

Healys always seeks to encourage early and advantageous settlement of a professional negligence claim – this helps small businesses avoid costly and lengthy litigation. However, in cases where satisfactory early settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take court proceedings and to conclude a dispute aggressively, all the way through to a positive resolution.

For advice and support from our Brighton and London offices, use our call-back form, call directly on 020 7822 4106, or click through to our individual professional negligence lawyers.