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Professional Negligence Claims

When you hire a professional you expect a service that you can rely on. Unfortunately this is not always the case.

If a professional has acted negligently and their advice and performance were below what was expected, causing you or your business a financial loss – you may be able to claim compensation.

Professionals who act on your behalf, such as solicitors, surveyors, accountants and estate agents, have a duty of care towards you as their client, to act in your best interests. Professional negligence occurs where that duty of care has been breached.

If there has been a financial loss as a result of this breach, there may be a legitimate claim for compensation. Our experienced professional negligence lawyers will investigate your case and give you a realistic idea of the strength of your claim and the losses that might arise and be recoverable as a result of the professional’s negligence.

We can help if you have received poor quality advice from:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Estate agents
  • Financial advisors
  • Insurance brokers
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Vets

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"Newly promoted partner Caroline Bowler specialises in equine law, professional negligence and property disputes... Key support comes from associates Rosalind Keen, Annabel Whittaker and Daniel Harley."
The Legal 500 2018 (Commercial Litigation (Notts & Derby))
Actons represents a number of family-owned businesses and other private companies in partnership, director and shareholder disputes. The 'extremely experienced' Caroline Bowler has a notably strong track record in equine disputes and is also active in professional negligence cases and general commercial litigation. Associate Gordon Monaghan, who joined the practice in November 2019 from Bray & Bray, has expertise in breaches of contract, restrictive covenants and company law disputes.
The Legal 500 2021: Commercial Litigation – Nottingham & Derby
"The 'highly professional' seven-fee-earner team at Actons handles a broad spectrum of cases, including matters with multi-jurisdictional elements."
The Legal 500
Caroline Bowler is 'one of the best equine lawyers', and also has expertise in professional negligence and property litigation.
The Legal 500 2013
"Actons' ‘responsive’ department provides ‘good commercial knowledge’ and handles a broad spread of commercial litigation for a clientele that includes international companies as well as SMEs and individuals."
The Legal 500 2018 (Commercial Litigation (Notts & Derby))

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