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Professional negligence - Civil Litigation

Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors – Professional negligence


Banks have a duty of care to their personal customers and business clients – and both are protected under legislation if a bank is guilty of professional negligence and a loss is incurred.


Banks, however, can be difficult to tackle over issues involving professional negligence – and whether professional negligence involves a personal or business client, it is vital to seek legal advice from an expert baking litigation solicitor, who can assess the details of any claim and handle negotiations with the bank.


Because professional negligence in banking can have a devastating impact on customers and their finances, a claim for professional negligence may involve a high-value payout, which a bank is likely to defend robustly.


Duncan Lewis can advise on all areas of banking where professional negligence might apply, including:

  • Bank loans
  • Business/corporate banking
  • Car loans
  • Debt management
  • Home loans
  • Insurance (including holiday insurance)
  • Investments
  • Online banking
  • Personal banking
  • Tax advice
  • Wills & trusts.

Claims against a bank for professional negligence will involve examining any agreement in detail – and may also include reviewing meetings with bank staff or conversations or instructions given in emails, over the phone or in correspondence.


Because of the complexity of proving professional negligence and the heavy losses that customers may incur as a result, it is crucial to take legal advice from Duncan Lewis banking litigation solicitors as soon as possible – and while the details of what has happened are still clear in a customer’s mind.


Professional negligence claims may involve decisions that were made years before the negligence became evident – and can have profound and long-lasting effects on the financial health of a business, family or individual. Seeking legal advice as soon as a problem occurs can help prevent the matter from escalating.


For expert legal advice on Banking Professional Negligence Claims, call Duncan Lewis Banking Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.


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