Professional Negligence FAQs

Professional Negligence FAQs

Professional Negligence FAQs

Professional Negligence FAQs

This page is to answer your Professional Negligence Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  If you wish you can call one of our friendly team on 01925 937070 with your questions or email and we’ll get back to you.

What is professional negligence?

Broadly speaking, professional negligence occurs where a professional (such as a solicitor) fails to perform their responsibilities to the required standard and that failure results in damage or loss to their client, for example missing a time limit for issuing Court proceedings or Employment Tribunal proceedings. A claim in professional negligence can be based on both negligent acts and omissions.

Professional negligence is a complex area of law and a number of requirements need to be satisfied in order for you (the claimant) to be able to bring a successful professional negligence claim. 

Is there a time limit for bringing a professional negligence claim?

There is a six-year time limit for bringing a claim in professional negligence. When the six years have passed it still may be possible to bring a claim if the date when you first became aware of the circumstances that gave rise to a claim was a date within the last three years.

Paying for your professional negligence claim and “no win no fee”

If we think that you have a good professional negligence claim then we will find a way to fund it for you. We can act as “no win no fee” solicitors or investigate another funding method.

There is a variety of ways to fund your professional negligence claim:

  • No Win No Fee most of our clients choose to instruct us as “no win no fee” solicitors.
  • Legal expenses insurance – you may be able to take advantage of another insurance policy that we can investigate for you.
  • Private paying – for those clients who have no insurance and do not want to instruct us as “no win no fee” solicitors, we are always pleased to act on a private paying basis.

I think I have a case. What should I do now?

Due to strict time limits, it is important that you speak to a solicitor straight away to discuss whether you have a professional negligence case or not.

At DSM Legal Solicitors we specialise in professional negligence so call 01925 937070 today for a free, confidential chat.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Professional Negligence Solicitors in Warrington

Local solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire with our office located minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62.  We have clients across England and Wales.  We also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

We can assist with professional negligence claims, making a will, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, lasting powers of attorneyemployment law claims, settlement agreements, personal injury (accident claims), serious injury claims including fatality claims, road traffic accident claims (car accidents), medical negligence claims and criminal injury compensation claims.

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