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If you feel that you have been let down by a professional, you may have a claim against that professional for the loss (financial or otherwise) that you feel you have suffered as a consequence of the poor service provided.

For the last seven years, the practice has been listed in the Legal 500. Practice Head, Robert Johnson, is also recognised as a leading individual in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as are David Bailey and  Jerome O’Sullivan.

“Healys LLP handles claimant work for clients in disputes against a range of professions, including solicitors, valuers, architects, IFAs, construction and financial services professionals. The team is acting for a private individual in a claim against its former solicitors regarding alleged failure to deal with an employment claim, and represented Dreamvar (UK) in a claim against two firms of solicitors concerning a fraudulent property transaction. Dispute resolution head Robert Johnson is ‘bright, commercial and manages to master the detail while at the same time being focused entirely on the commercial aims of the client’. Jerome O’Sullivan is ‘tenacious and a strong negotiator’. David Bailey joined from Shakespeare Martineau LLP in 2016.”
Legal 500 2017

Professional negligence is a specialist topic and not an area of general practice for solicitors. This has the effect of reducing the number of solicitors who are sufficiently aware of the issues involved to enable them to undertake professional negligence work effectively. We have that expertise and that is reflected in the increasing number of professional negligence cases on which we are instructed and the success we achieve in those cases. Indeed, we advise on claims against most professionals including solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors, financial advisors, project managers, planning consultants and architects.

This firm Healys LLP is an outstanding law firm. If I have any law issues in the future, I would not hesitate to use them.
Martyn Gould

We have the necessary levels of experience, expertise and resources to provide advice, assistance and representation to clients who believe that they have a claim against a professional. The key elements of this service are:

  • Quick and efficient review of any potential claim;
  • Clear advice on the merits of any potential claim;
  • Full explanation of the practice and procedures involved in pursuing a claim;
  • Transparency on costs; and
  • Availability of alternative means of funding to include conditional fee agreements.

Contact Our Professional Negligence Solicitors in London and Brighton

Healys team has substantial experience and expertise in professional negligence matters. The team includes a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association with excellent contacts with leading chambers in this field.

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Call our London office on 020 7822 4000 or our Brighton office on 01273 838734. You can also contact us online.
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  • Court of Appeal Dismiss Appeal On Harrison Budget Case

    26th September 2017

    A case highlighted back in June was the court of Appeal decision in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trusts [2017] EWCA Civ 792 which confirmed the principles established in the Merrix case regarding the inter-relationship between budgets and detailed assessment. In short… Continue reading »

  • Property Negligence Claims Set To Rise

    A recent report by the IOD and BLM law states that negligence claims against property solicitors are continuing to rise, as the issue of leasehold ground rents comes into public view. These claims have arisen from purchasers of leasehold properties who have sought to recover compensation for ground rent charges, which they claim that they were never informed of. Continue reading »

  • The cost of a late acceptance of Part 36 offers

    13th September 2017

    Perhaps not surprisingly, there have been a plethora of authorities in relation to costs and recoveries and that continues apace.

    In Jordan v MGM Limited [2017] EWHC 1937 (Ch), the claimant was (“rightly”) penalised by the very late acceptance of a Part 36 offer.  The offer had been made over two and half years previously and it was accepted just before trial.  As a consequence, the Claimant was ordered to pay the Defendant’s costs (and on an indemnity basis) from the date of expiry of the relevant period under the Part 36 offer.

    In a similar case of Briggs v CEF Holdings Ltd (2017) CA (Civ Div), the defendant appealed to the Court of Appeal in respect of the first instance district judge’s order on costs. The Court of Appeal overturned the district judge’s ruling and found for the defendant on costs on the Part 36 issue.

    There has been much focus on ensuring that my team manage Part 36 offers properly in order to ensure that they know which ones are open and hence which ones might (depending on developments within the case) need to be withdrawn or increased/decreased.  Of course, the other side of the coin is ensuring that you consider a Part 36 offer that is made by the other party carefully (and then advising the client accordingly) in order to determine whether it should be accepted or, if not, ensuring that the client is fully aware of the possible consequences.  I can easily see how failure to deal with such matters properly could lead to a claim against the solicitor.

    For more information on this topic or any service we offer please contact Robert Johnson on 020 7822 4000 or email robert.johnson@healys.com.

  • Considering your priorities

    18th August 2015

    If you are considering a professional negligence claim, there are a number of things outside of financial considerations you might want to think about before proceeding.

    This is because winning your professional negligence claim and ensuring maximum financial compensation may not necessarily be the overriding imperative.

    For example, in many cases preserving and nurturing relationships may be of at least equal importance to securing settlement. Fortunately, however, it does not have to be an either/or situation; sometimes it may be possible to preserve the fundamentals of a successful relationship while also ensuring financial settlement from the professional’s indemnity insurer.

    Continue reading »

Professional Negligence awards
  • Chambers & Partners 2018 - Band 4 – Professional Negligence – London, Robert Johnson - “Robert Johnson of Healys is "very thorough and commercially minded," according to sources. He focuses on advising claimants, and assists them with disputes involving a full range of professionals.”
  • Legal 500 2017 - Insurance: Professional Negligence – ranked: Tier 6 (London) - “Healys LLP handles claimant work for clients in disputes against a range of professions, including solicitors, valuers, architects, IFAs, construction and financial services professionals. The team is acting for a private individual in a claim against its former solicitors regarding alleged failure to deal with an employment claim, and represented Dreamvar (UK) in a claim against two firms of solicitors concerning a fraudulent property transaction. Dispute resolution head Robert Johnson is ‘bright, commercial and manages to master the detail while at the same time being focused entirely on the commercial aims of the client’. Jerome O’Sullivan is ‘tenacious and a strong negotiator’. David Bailey joined from Shakespeare Martineau LLP in 2016.”
  • Chambers & Partners 2017 - Band 4 – Professional Negligence – London, Robert Johnson - “Robert Johnson of Healys earns plaudits for his “wealth of experience and strong commercial views.” He is recognised for his experience representing claimants, and his recent activity includes advising on disputes related to property purchases, insurance contract terminations and fund misappropriation claims.”
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