At Crime Zone Legal we aim to make the process of claiming as straightforward as possible. If you have encountered free legal advisors who only speak industry jargon, you will be pleasantly surprised by our no-nonsense, common sense approach to people’s real problems.
If you are thinking of claiming for professional negligence we will help make the process as painless as possible.
Do I have a claim?
There is a 3 stage test:
1: That the professional owed you a duty of a duty of care. – This is generally easy to show where you directly instructed the professional. They will owe you a duty to carry out work with proper skill and diligence and, where the contract does not specify, within a reasonable time. If you did not directly instruct the professional, whether they owed you a duty of care depends on the proximity of the relationship between you and the professional.
2: That the professional has breached that duty of care. – The issue is whether the professional’s work has fallen below the standard to be expected of a reasonably competent professional. Sometimes a mistake may be obvious but often it is less so. Expert opinion evidence from another professional in the field may be required to establish what a reasonable standard was and whether the professional fell below this standard.
3: That the professional’s breach of duty has caused you loss. – This is not always as obvious as it may seem. Even if the professional’s conduct has been negligent, you have to be able to prove that you have lost out financially through the negligence. So where the position would have ended up the same anyway, there would be no loss. Likewise, where the negligent advice results in disappointment but no actual loss.
What to do if you are the victim of professional negligence
If you think that you have been the victim of professional negligence you should contact Crime Zone Legal as soon as possible because time limits apply to a claim for professional negligence. It is always best to act as soon as possible while evidence is fresh and before memories fade.
We will provide you with a free initial case assessment and clear concise advice to help you make the right decision for you. At Crime Zone Legal , our free legal advisors are experts in their field and will fight your cause with skill and perseverance. Talk to our friendly and helpful team now on 08000 558 441 or click here to email us.