Professional Negligence Lawyers

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Helping you claim for damages due to receiving negligent advice.

If you have suffered financial loss because of the poor advice, or negligent service, provided by a professional, you may be able to sue for damages.

If someone such as a lawyer, an accountant, a financial advisor, a valuer, a surveyor or an engineer (just to name a few) has provided you with bad advice or acted poorly and it has caused you financial loss, you may have a claim in negligence against them.

A professional is a person who is engaged or qualified in a certain field. What you can expect from them is the expertise which they hold themselves out to possess, to be delivered at an industry standard. They commit to providing competent guidance and to carrying out your affairs to ensure you can obtain the outcome you are seeking.

More often than not, these individuals practice their duties with reasonable care and skill. Unfortunately, there are many cases where they fail to meet the required standard, causing innocent consumers significant loss.

To claim for damages, it is not enough for the individual giving guidance to act poorly or not live up to your standards. They must be found to have acted in a way that is not to industry standard, or not to have acted as a “reasonable professional” should. Those direct actions, or lack of actions, would then need to be connected to your losses.

Suing someone in this position is not an easy task and you have to be skilled and have the know-how to ensure the case is in the best possible shape to achieve a successful outcome.

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, our professional negligence lawyers, dispute resolution and litigation team are skilled at providing the best possible advice toward these matters. If you have suffered damages because of someone else’s negligence, we can act on a “No Win, No Fee” basis for approved cases.

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FAQs

Contact our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team at Attwood Marshall Lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your matter. It is imperative that you keep records of all documents and communications, do not dispose of anything (even text messages!) as these will be required to support your case. Strict time limitations apply, so you need to act quickly and get the right advice before time runs out.

An important question in these disputes is whether the negligent professional has the financial means to satisfy a judgment if ordered against them. Fortunately, it is a condition of most professional practicing licenses that professionals must have ‘professional indemnity insurance’. When a professional is covered by professional indemnity insurance, any claim made against them is likely to be handled and paid out by their insurer.

Working out if a professional has been negligent towards you can be a complex process. Our experienced practitioners can advise whether you have a claim that is worth pursuing. Contact us anytime on 1800 621 071 to find out where you stand.

Each matter carries its own risk and at Attwood Marshall Lawyers we are acutely aware that those who have been stung by professionals before, aren’t too keen on taking on more risk or outlaying costs.

Risk and costs in the legal process are reviewed on a case by case basis, but choosing the right lawyer makes all the difference. On approved cases, we can take on your case on a “No Win, No Fee” basis, meaning you will have no upfront costs and can seek damages as quickly as possible.