Accountants, Surveyors, Architects, Lawyers and other professionals do make mistakes. Quite rightly, their clients expect to be compensated for their losses and most professionals have insurance to cover such claims. Sadly, claims are rarely straightforward; there are rules as to who can claim, the amount of compensation they are entitled to claim and the standard of care below which a professional must fall before any claim can succeed.
Michael Batty and Rob Adam have both handled claims of this type for many years. Michael is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and receives referrals from the Law Society itself. Recently, we have seen a significant increase in claims of this type.