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Professional negligence claims

Professional negligence can have significant consequences for individuals and businesses alike. When professionals fail to meet their expected standards of care and skill, it can result in financial loss, reputational damage, and emotional distress.

Professional negligence occurs when the conduct of a professional falls below the required standard. A claim may be issued on one or more of the following:

If you feel that you have been a victim of professional negligence, get in touch with Oracle Solicitor’s commercial litigation team to assist you from the initial advice, through the entire claim to assist you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.

Our professional negligence claim service

At Oracle Solicitors, we provide a comprehensive range of professional negligence claims services, including:

Case Evaluation: We offer an initial case evaluation to assess the viability of your professional negligence claim. Our experienced experts assess the facts, evidence, and legal aspects of your case, providing you with an honest assessment.

Investigation and Documentation: Our team conduct thorough investigations to gather evidence supporting your claim. We review relevant documents, consult with experts, and build your case.

Negotiation and Settlement: We engage in negotiations with the negligent professional and their insurer, seeking a fair and reasonable settlement that adequately compensates you for your losses.

Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to issue appropriate proceedings against the negligent professional. We have ample experience dealing with various regulatory bodies.

We handle all types of professional negligence cases, and have particular expertise in the following areas:

How we can help

Should you ever find yourself involved in a dispute, our experts can offer you the advice and assistance you need in bringing a claim. Contact Oracle Solicitors today on 020 3051 5060 or leave your message to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal experts.


Professional negligence occurs when a professional, such as a solicitor, accountant, architect, or financial advisor, fails to meet the expected standards of care and skill in providing their services.

Examples of professional negligence may include providing incorrect advice, breaching professional duties, making mistakes, or failing to exercise reasonable skill and care in their work. To establish a professional negligence claim, it is necessary to demonstrate that the professional’s actions or omissions have caused you harm and financial loss.

The limitation period for a claim is dependent on the profession but starts either from the date of negligence or the date you became aware (or should have become aware) of the negligence.

It is essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you believe you have a professional negligence claim. Delaying the claim may risk exceeding the limitation period and losing the right to seek compensation.

The process for making a professional negligence claim is dependent on the contractual terms and regulatory body but typically involves:

Consultation: Begin by consulting with an experienced professional negligence solicitor, such as our legal experts. We evaluate the merits of your case and advise you on the potential for success and the available legal options.

Pre-Action Protocol: Before commencing legal proceedings, it is often necessary to follow the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence. This involves sending a detailed Letter of Claim to the negligent business, outlining the allegations of negligence, the losses suffered, and the desired outcome.

Negotiation and Settlement: The negligent professional and their insurer typically respond to the Letter of Claim, initiating negotiations.

Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, litigation may be necessary. We guide you through the court proceedings.


In 2002 Sajjad Shan founded Oracle Solicitors. Under his guidance the firm has grown from strength to strength to become a full-service law firm.

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