Professional negligence

Professional negligence

"The Shoosmiths team, led by Alex Bishop receives many plaudits from clients and is 'dedicated to achieving the best results'"

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Excellent service and legal advice from team specialising in professional negligence and litigation and legal disputes delivering an amazing client experience for companies in the UK.

The need for accurate and timely professional advice, often when the most business critical decisions are involved, could not be more important.

In uncertain times, obtaining that professional advice is prudent risk management for any business.

And the ability to put your absolute faith in that advice being correct is the very least you should expect.

So when that advice is wrong, it is not surprising that the financial fallout can be extremely serious.

Our view is that your business, having relied on professional advice, is entitled to take all necessary steps to ensure it is compensated for the consequences of that advice proving to be wrong.

Most professionals carry insurance in the expectation and understanding that mistakes do happen. Whilst professionals fully expect to be held accountable when it does go wrong, it pays to have someone experienced in your corner.

At Shoosmiths, we have a dedicated team of lawyers able to guide you through the process of recovering the cost and expense of bad professional advice, be it from solicitors, surveyors, IT consultants, accountants, administrators, auditors, financial advisers, insurance brokers, or any other professional you have put your faith in.

Our specialist professional negligence disputes team will work with you to ensure you get the result you deserve, whether that is through the litigation process, arbitration or exploring alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

We are also skilled at achieving, not only a great settlement, but also in maintaining a positive future relationship with your adviser where appropriate.

Work highlights

  • Acting for trustees and employers against pensions advisers in relation to the negligent drafting of scheme rules and negligent administration of pension benefits
  • Pursuing claims against solicitors for negligent advice in all areas of practice, including corporate, property, commercial, and litigation
  • Acting against accountants in a variety of claims concerning incorrect tax advice
  • Acting against surveyors and estates managers in relation to negligent property management and valuation