Professional Negligence for Business
The need for businesses to act in compliance with multiple government regulations and policies means commercial entities must seek professional advice.
At Kumari Hart, we have the knowledge and skill in managing professional negligence claims in a swift and cost-effective manner.
The definition of professional negligence
Professionals are required to follow a code of conduct, usually set out by their regulatory body. For example, solicitors must follow the rules and regulations set down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and architects must abide by the policies and procedures set out by the Architects Registration Board.
Professionals have a legal duty to exercise “reasonable skill and care” when conducting their work. If they make a mistake that a person working in the same field with similar qualifications and experience would not have made, and this has caused you to suffer a financial loss, they are liable to pay you damages.
We understand the losses suffered because of professional negligence extend beyond numbers on the balance sheet. Your professional and personal reputation may be damaged, lucrative clients lost, and you and your family may be under intolerable stress.
We can address all these issues in a pragmatic fashion. As a niche practice, we can work quickly to understand your situation and act to prevent further loss if required.
Areas of Professional Negligence we can advise on:
We can advise clients on professional negligence matters such as:
- improper advice
- failure to advise
- failure to follow instructions
- professional misconduct
One of the main challenges in professional negligence claims is proving that the financial loss suffered was caused by the professional’s negligent act or omission.
We will quickly establish whether causation can be established and robustly represent you in negotiating a settlement. Most cases of professional negligence settle outside of court; however, if litigation proves inevitable, we will support and advise you throughout the process.