Professional negligence

My surveyor did not spot the Knotweed...

Broadly, professional negligence occurs where a professional fails to perform his responsibilities to the required standard. Legal claims against professionals (such as solicitors, surveyors, accountants and professional trustees) are now commonplace. Over the past decades, the increase in professional negligence actions has been attributable to a number of factors, including a greater awareness of legal rights of claimants and an increase in the complexity of work undertaken by professionals.

Previously surveyors have escaped liability by claiming that the could not be expected to be aware of Japanese Knotweed or the damage that it can cause; however, owing to the increasing public awareness of Japanese knotweed and the fact that in 2012 the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors published guidance on ‘Japanese Knotweed and residential property’ the chances of such an argument succeeding are now severely limited.

At Japanese Knotweed Claims we deal with professional negligence claims on a no win, no fee basis.  We offer an initial consultation for people who have suffered as a result of professional negligence. When we know the details of what happened to you, we can provide you with expert legal advice; and tell you if your compensation claim can be dealt with on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

For an initial consultation call on 0203 151 5205 or start your claim online.  If you are not sure what to do, or you have a question, call us and we’ll be happy to help you even if it’s only to put your mind at rest.

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