Professional Negligence

The law of professional negligence enables legal disputes between people or organisations, caused by the negligence of professionals, to be resolved through negotiation or through the courts. There are also specific pre-action protocols within the Civil Procedure Rules that govern professional negligence.


We can advise on and conduct professional negligence claims against architects, engineers, surveyors, solicitors, accountants and other parties who have given advice during construction, engineering or energy projects as well as in relation to claims arising from commercial property or real estate transactions.


  • Was there a duty of care?
  • Has there been a breach of such duty?
  • Has that breach resulted directly in the damage complained of?
  • Was the outcome of the negligence foreseeable?

If the answer to all four questions is yes, then there may be a prima facie claim for negligence.

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