Professional negligence

Your relentless approach, tenacity and determination to resolve our difficult situation led to an excellent result for us.

Minoo Dastur, CEO, Nihilent Technologies Limited

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The experienced professional negligence team at Penningtons Manches Cooper advises claimants and defendants in professional negligence claims brought by or against individuals, businesses and trustees, including cases against lawyers, accountants, surveyors and other professionals.

Negligence claims resulting from mistakes by professionals can be complex and multifaceted, often involving difficult and technical issues of fact and law. Our lawyers will quickly and accurately identify the strengths and weaknesses of a case, advising on the best strategic approach to maximise the chances of a successful outcome at a proportionate cost.

We have acted at the forefront of the professional negligence market for many years, and have a successful track record representing claimants and defendants in numerous important cases involving developing issues of law, such as the scope of a professional’s duty, the types of damages recoverable from a negligent professional and the circumstances in which a professional’s insurer may refuse to indemnify claims.

Our team is recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK legal directories as a leading practice for professional negligence. In addition to representing individual claimants and defendants, our professional negligence lawyers are recognised for their expertise in the growing field of group action litigation, and are currently advising action groups on several high profile, high value, multi-party claims against solicitors and other professionals.

How we can help clients with their professional negligence claims

We quickly assess the circumstances and merits of the case and identify the risks and benefits of bringing a claim. We use simple, clear language, making sure clients properly understand what is happening in their case and are kept up to date. Applying a commercially focused approach, we achieve the best possible outcome.

Our professional negligence lawyers advise clients on the available options for funding their case. We offer various types of cost effective funding solutions, including risk sharing conditional fee agreements (also known as no win no fee agreements), third party funding and costs insurance in order to reduce cost and risk exposure and to maximise returns.

We offer expert advice on claims against:

  • accountants
  • architects
  • barristers
  • engineers and surveyors
  • financial advisors
  • insurance brokers
  • solicitors
  • tax advisors

Recent work highlights

Solicitor negligence claim

Acting against a national firm of solicitors in a high value professional negligence claim arising from its alleged mishandling of litigation.

Redress for Hong Kong investors

Representing 138 Hong Kong investors in failed UK property developments during professional negligence claims against their former solicitors.

Northern Powerhouse developments

Acting against solicitors for over 200 investors in the Northern Powerhouse property investment schemes focusing on cities in the North of England.

Tax dispute during company restructuring

Acting for a property investment company in a claim against its accountants for negligent tax advice arising on a restructuring of group companies which led to a stamp duty charge.

Lenders’ overvaluation claims

Advising lenders on numerous claims, including a peer to peer lender on a claim involving an overvaluation of a potential development and a bridging lender on a claim arising from an overvaluation of a National Trust owned Grade II* listed property.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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