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.
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.
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:
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.
5th July 2018
In the case of Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) at the Court of Appeal, the Law Society is intervening in defence of professional privilege. Continue reading »
26th September 2017
A case highlighted back in June was the court of Appeal decision in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trusts  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 »
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 »
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  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 email@example.com.
18th July 2018
Healys are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted to win “Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year” at The LFS Conveyancing Awards.
The Conveyancing Awards, sponsored by Groundsure, are widely recognised as being the most coveted in the conveyancing industry. Judged by high-profile industry representatives and with a rigorous selection process evaluating conveyancing practices, staff training and client satisfaction, the winners will be announced at the awards dinner held at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 19th September 2018.
Kiri Kkoshi, Partner and Head of Real Estate, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for our second award this year, and proud to be one of the finalists at such a prestigious event. The LFS conveyancing awards are deservedly respected for their comprehensive judging criteria and our inclusion as finalists is testament not only to the unceasing hard work of our staff but also to our continued commitment to exemplary levels of customer service. I am proud of my team and look forward to the awards ceremony.”
5th July 2018
A recent case on the difficult area of proprietary estoppel demonstrates that when it comes to who will inherit your estate, you may not be able to change your mind if the potential beneficiary has already relied on the promise. Continue reading »
7th June 2018
It’s now countdown to Brexit, with less than one year to go before it becomes a harsh reality to millions of EU nationals living in the UK and to UK nationals living in EEA member states. Continue reading »
6th June 2018
The Council of Minsters has decided on Monday to limit the number of naturalisations of investors granted under the citizenship by investment scheme to 700 a year. The new rules will come into effect this year. Continue reading »