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Professional Negligence

If you have engaged a professional and have suffered financial loss as a result of the advice the professional gave you, you may have a claim against them for professional negligence.

A professional has a duty of care to provide competent advice to their clients. This duty is breached if inadequate or incorrect advice is given which leads directly to financial loss for the client.

How we can help you

Our specialist team of professional negligence lawyers can assist you to bring a claim against a wide range of professionals.

We have substantial experience in dealing with many different types of claims, acting for individuals and groups of claimants, as well as small and medium sized businesses and we have achieved settlements running into the millions of pounds for clients that we have acted for.

We have successfully brought claims against the following types of professionals:

  • accountants
  • architects
  • barristers
  • brokers
  • financial advisors
  • conveyancers
  • solicitors
  • surveyors

Why choose Stephens Scown?

We are a full-service law firm, meaning we can draw on the expertise of our colleagues in other departments to bring you the most comprehensive and tailored advice and help you through your claim.

Coupled with that, we are proud to have been a B Corp firm for over a year now, so you can be assured that balancing people, planet and profit is at the heart of what we do.

Having been established in the South West since the 1920s, we are well known within the local community and have forged strong links with other professionals in the area. In particular, we have longstanding relationships with local accountants, surveyors, architects and financial planners which means we can draw on their expertise to assist you should you need an expert’s report to support your claim.

Funding options for professional negligence claims

We understand that the prospect of engaging another professional when you have already been let down can be daunting and that you are looking for advice you can trust.

We will always be open and transparent about our fees and the possible funding options available to you throughout your claim as we don’t believe this should prevent you from pursuing a claim.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be able to talk through the various options with you to find the one that’s right for you, which may be using an existing legal expenses insurance policy, arranging ‘after the event’ insurance for you through our strong links with providers, or private funding either via a litigation loan or directly from you. We may also be able to offer you a conditional fee agreement (sometimes called a “no win no fee” agreement) or a damages-based agreement if we feel you have a strong enough claim with sufficient value to be suitable for this type of funding.

We assess every case at the outset and will discuss what funding options would be most appropriate with you for your case.


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