Professional services are an increasingly important part of the economic landscape, involving a wide range of skill areas, industries and commercial activities. The law imposes a variety of obligations and duties on professionals, including the exercise of due care and skill, information disclosure and conflict avoidance. In simple terms, the law of professional negligence is about seeking to ensure that professional service providers adhere to the relevant standards and holds them accountable when their failure to adhere to those standards causes harm to their clients and certain others.
Professional negligence disputes frequently arise when commercial transactions involving specialist advisers (such as lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects, financial planners and insurance brokers) go wrong and attention soon focuses on the role of the adviser.
Whether we are working with professionals who are met with a complaint or those who have been harmed by negligent advice, we seek to provide timely and accurate advice on all aspects of a professional negligence dispute, including commercial, reputational and legal risks. This is critical to helping our clients develop the best result in a timely manner.
Areas of Practice
professional negligence claims, including lawyers, accountants, engineers and architects