Professional negligence: "no win no fee"
Professional Negligence claims against solicitors and other professionals should be easier because of conditional fee agreements "no win no fee".
Professional Negligence Solicitors
Meade-King, solicitors in Bristol, provides specialist advice on professional negligence. Our solicitors assess your professional negligence claim before entering into a "no win no fee" agreement (conditional fee agreement). Our solicitors provide a free half hour initial appraisal of a professional negligence case. We have succeeded in professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and surveyors. Our solicitors deal with the great majority of our professional negligence cases by conditional fee agreements "no win, no fee". Our clients come from all over the country and abroad.
What is professional negligence?
Professional negligence claims may not arise from every mistake made by a professional (e.g. solicitor, accountant, architect). The test to be applied is whether the mistake is one which no reasonably competent professional should have made and whether it has caused the client any financial disadvantage.
Professional negligence: The tests
In broad terms, to succeed against a solicitor for example, a claimant in professional negligence has to establish the existence of a duty of care on the part of the solicitor (other professional). That does not necessarily mean that the claimant is a client of the solicitor (other professional). There must however be a close relationship between the two and a breach of duty by the solicitor (other professional) which has caused the loss (known as causation)
Specialist advice on professional negligence
No win no fee arrangements are usually entered into after one of our solicitors has provided essential experienced guidance on the:
existence of a duty of care
scope of that duty
quality of the advice that is given by the solicitor (other professional)
issue of causation
duty to mitigate, and;
measure of compensation
A professional negligence claim (whether the claim is against a solicitor, an accountant or a construction professional) will generally be contested by an experienced insurer or panel solicitor. It is not advisable to engage a high street solicitor to prosecute a claim. Our Bristol based solicitors provide essential high quality and effective representation in professional negligence claims.
At Meade-King solicitors we will:
identify the real issues at an early stage
anticipate the sort of defence which is likely to be argued
assess the prospects of success of the professional negligence claim
tell you what is involved in pursuing your claim for professional negligence
where appropriate, agree a process to encourage settlement
in the great majority of cases, share the risk involved by operating
under conditional fee arrangements "no win no fee".
Adam Chivers heads the professional negligence work of Meade-King, solicitors of Bristol. Where applicable, he promotes funding his cases under conditional fee agreements "no win no fee". He is a qualified arbitrator and a member of the regional committee of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
He has been recommended in the independent Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession as "a bright and tenacious operator commended for bringing a commercially realistic approach to litigation".
Professional Negligence Links
We have set down below some contact details and useful links, which you may find of interest if you have a professional negligence claim:
Professional Negligence Government Links
Consumer Complaints Service: Victoria Court, 8 Dormer Place, Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV32 5AE: Tel: 01926 820082
Lord Chancellor's Department: Selbourne House, 54-60 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QW: Tel: 020 7210 8500
Society of Expert Witnesses: PO Box 345, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7TU Tel: 0845 702 3014
Solicitors UK: A directory of Solicitors in the UK
Professional Negligence Associations
Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol
Other Professional Negligence Websites
Professional Negligence Solicitor Bristol; "No Win No Fee" Solicitor; Sue Conveyancing Solicitors; Sue Solicitors; Sue Architects; Sue Insurance Brokers; Sue Accountants; Sue Brokers; Sue Engineers; Sue Valuers; Sue Surveyors