When you engage a professional adviser for their services, like a lawyer or accountant, you have certain expectations on how those services will be delivered.
For example, you expect the professional knows what they are doing, that they will use their best endeavours in providing their service to you, and they will act in your best interests.
Generally, those expectations are captured in the duty of care owed to you by the professional, which arises from your contract of engagement with the professional or by the nature of your relationship with the professional. If those duties are breached you may be able to make a claim against the professional to recover damages for losses resulting from the breach. This is known as a professional negligence claim.
Professional negligence claims can be tricky as they require proof of your relationship with the professional, how the professional ought to have acted, how they fell short of the standard required and the loss suffered by you as a result. Further, with reputations on the line, professional negligence claims can be hard fought.
The team at Meyer Vandenberg can guide you through the complexities of a non-medical professional negligence claim, to explain your legal position and options to enforce your rights against a professional that has done you wrong.