At Birch Law we are experts in dealing with professional negligence matters. Whether that be a claim against a financial advisor for advising you to transfer your pension into an unsuitable investment scheme, or a claim against a solicitor for missing a limitation date, our specialist professional negligence solicitors can help.

We can assist you in the following areas:

Professional Negligence Claims Against Solicitors And Barristers

Professional Negligence Claims Against Financial Advisors

Professional Negligence Claims Against Accountants And Tax Advisors

Professional Negligence Claims Against Architects

Professional Negligence Claims Against Surveyors

If you would like to discuss any of our services with us, feel free to contact us using the form below or give us a call at 0161 669 4621 for a free no obligation chat. We look forward to assisting you with your legal concerns.



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Should you suffer damage or financial loss because of a professional advisor then you may be able to bring a claim against them.

At Birch Law we are experts in professional negligence matters and can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We can help assess the prospects of your claim, provide you with an indicative valuation of your claim, and manage your case from start to finish.

We offer a free no obligation telephone assessment to give you a better understanding of the merits of your potential claim before you proceed. So please feel free to contact us or complete our contact form and we will call you back to discuss your case. If would like to discuss a professional negligence matter with one of our dedicated professional negligence solicitors today, please contact us on 0161 669 4621 or by email to for a free no obligation chat.

Professional negligence is where a professional person (such as a financial advisor, accountant or solicitor) fails to carry out their services to the standards required of them. Whether that be a solicitor dealing with the purchase of a property, an accountant dealing with your tax returns, or a financial advisor advising you on what to do with your pension.

Professionals owe their clients a duty of care and must perform their services with a reasonable level of skill and care expected of like professionals working in the same industry. Negligence occurs when that professional fails to meet those standards and often results in the client suffering some form of damage or financial loss.

To establish a claim for professional negligence you must prove the following:

1. The professional owed you a duty of care.

  • You need to establish that there was a close relationship between you and the professional or a legal obligation on the professional to adhere to a standard of reasonable care when carrying out their services.
  • As we are dealing with professionals there is an assumed duty of care, such as the duty owed by solicitors to their clients.

2. That duty of care was breached.

  • The professional needs to have breached that duty by falling below the standard of care that could be reasonably expected from a professional carrying out those services in those circumstances.

3. The breach of duty caused you to suffer a loss.

  • In order to bring a claim, you must have suffered some form of damage or loss for you to bring a claim.
  • The measure of damages in professional negligence claims is to compare your position now against the position you would have been in had you not received the negligent advice.

If you believe that you have a negligence claim it is important to obtain legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity. Once we have taken instructions and investigated your claim, we will provide you with our assessment including prospects of success and what we believe you will recover if you are successful.

If you want to proceed, we will then send a letter before action (LBA) to the defendant setting out the basis of your claim and what we believe is due. If the defendant does not settle your claim, we will then look to escalate matters and commence formal court proceedings. We will deal with the whole process on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve.

During our initial consultation we can discuss our funding options with you. This may include acting on a privately paying retainer or acting for you on a no win no fee-based arrangement. We will also look into whether you have the benefit of before the event insurance which you may benefit from.

Whichever funding route you choose, you can rest assure that our experienced solicitors will always do their utmost to keep costs as low as possible. If you would like to discuss any of our services with us, feel free to contact us using the form below or give us a call at 0161 669 4621 for a free no obligation chat.

Types of Professional Negligence Claims?




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Meet with one of our advisors on MS Teams, Zoom, by telephone or in person. They will find out about your legal needs and discuss how best we can help you. We will set out your options and provide transparent costs information so you can make an informed decision as to how you want to proceed.



Once we have agreed on the correct course of action for you, we will then implement and execute your instructions.