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Professional Negligence

Here at Fonseca Law, we understand that you may, at some point in your life, require legal or professional assistance, and that during this time, you need to be able trust your lawyer or professional and expert knowledge they offer. 

Whether you're going through a divorce, have suffered a personal injury or have legal issues with your employer, you should be able to trust that your solicitor has the expertise and legal know-how to advise you appropriately in the relevant areas of law, and will perform to the professional standards expected of them. Similarly, if you employ the services of another professional such as a doctor, surveyor or accountant, you should be able to trust the advice and service that they provide. The last thing you expect is to suffer financial loss or additional costs due to careless advice or misinformed guidance from solicitors, doctors or other professionals.

Unfortunately, such cases do occur, which is why it's important to understand that if you do fall victim to professional negligence the law is on your side. Every professional has a duty of care to their client, but occasionally, some will fall short of the professional standards expected of them. If you've suffered additional costs or financial loss because your professional failed to perform their duties to a reasonable and expected standard, then we can help you take proceedings for professional negligence and attempt to recover your expenses and any additional financial losses suffered as a result.

How to make a professional negligence claim

No two professional negligence cases are the same, and our team of highly qualified and expert solicitors will first lead an initial enquiry to determine if a mistake made was due to incompetence or negligence on part of the professional, and whether that has resulted in financial loss or other hardships. If we find this to be the case we will take your professional negligence case further and open proceedings on your behalf to help you recuperate any financial loss. We can advise you on what you need to do to settle your complaint either with the professional themselves or, if this does not resolve your case, how to refer your case onto the Legal Ombudsman.

Currently the time-frame for instigating a professional negligence claim is six years from the original act of negligence. Six years may seem like a substantial period of time to make a claim, but if you feel you have been the victim of professional negligence, we advise you to seek expert help as soon as possible as it is easier to prove negligence closer to the original act. Nevertheless, if you have suffered professional negligence over 6 years ago please don't hesitate to contact us as you still may be eligible to make a claim.

At Fonseca Law, we are dedicated to providing a full range of legal services and a high level of client care and transparency. No matter what your circumstances are, we will provide you with the best legal advice and ensure that your claim is dealt with efficiently, and with as little stress as possible. If you need our expert legal advice, contact us today for further information.