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. Contact our professional negligence solicitors today.
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.
Our professional negligence solicitors 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 professional negligence solicitors have 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.
11th October 2018
People take professional advice all the time, and rely on it. A professional who gives advice will normally not only have the appropriate qualifications but will also be covered by the firm’s professional indemnity policy, so that if their advice turns out to be negligent, the client can be compensated. Continue reading »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th November 2018
Healys is proud to announce that, for the third year running, the legal directory Chambers & Partners has ranked Head of Professional Negligence, Robert Johnson, as a “Leader in the Field”. Newly appointed Corporate partner, Karen Lord, has also been recommended. Continue reading »
2nd November 2018
The only London-based professional negligence firm to act exclusively for claimants, Healys’ Professional Negligence team has once again improved upon its ranking and celebrates a 7th consecutive year recognised in the Legal 500 directory. Continue reading »
After another great year, Healys LLP, a leading law firm, with offices in London and Brighton held an informal Autumn drinks reception to thank many of their long standing clients and supporters. Continue reading »
30th October 2018
Healys LLP has again achieved an increase in its top tier ranking in the Legal 500. This year a team of 13 lawyers have been accredited as specialists within their sectors. The Legal 500 directory provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers, in over 100 countries. Continue reading »
16th October 2018
Leading Law firm Healys has expanded its operation with the appointment of 2 new partners, Karen Lord and Gemma Williams, in its Brighton office. Continue reading »