The "brilliant" Professional Negligence practice at Duncan Lewis Solicitors is often sough out by charitable organisations, high net-worth individuals, and vulnerable clients on an array of professional negligence claims. The team "intrinsically understand the preparation required to get a case in order and don’t step back from complicated cases or tight deadlines".Legal 500 2024 Edition.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors' "hard working and efficient" Professional Negligence department is "noted for its strength in professional negligence claims against legal, construction, and financial professionals." The team excels in "long-running litigation with lots of moving parts. They co-ordinate across a number of areas, which is essential for professional negligence claims."Legal 500 2024 Edition.
Duncan Lewis' professional negligence team has an "excellent ability to work in a cross disciplinary fashion". They have a strong focus on claims against solicitors who are alleged to have given negligent advice regarding property disputes. Directors Anthony Okumah and Sobashni De Silva lead on many of these cases, bringing with them over a decade of experience. The "incredibly responsive" team "don't let anything slip through the gaps".Legal 500 2023 Edition.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors' professional negligence team has "an excellent attitude to collaboration". The team handles a variety of complex claims, with a focus on supporting vulnerable clients in cases of solicitors negligence. The firm also acts in claims against legal, construction and engineering and financial professionals. Sobashni De Silva has over fifteen years' experience of representing a diverse clientele in a range of claims, while "heavyweight litigator" Anthony Okumah also has expertise in claims against legal and financial professionals.Legal 500 2023 Edition.
“Duncan Lewis Solicitors acts on complex and high-value claims for both private clients and companies on the full range of professional negligence issues. Notably, the team has extensive experience with vulnerable individuals with mental health conditions, as well as assisting in professional negligence claims against legal, financial, and engineering professionals. Team co-director Sobashni De Silva represents clients on claims such as negligent misstatement, working with co-director Anthony Okumah...”Legal 500 2022 Edition.
“Duncan Lewis Solicitors has a large professional negligence offering handling claims against legal, construction, and engineering professionals. Practice head Sobashni De Silva - described as 'on top of her game' - works in tandem with Anthony Okumah, the recommended contact for claims against solicitors and barristers.”Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Duncan Lewis Professional Negligence Solicitors represent corporate businesses and individuals who have incurred a loss as a result of poor or negligent advice from professional advisors – or who are currently experiencing disputes with professionals, such as solicitors or surveyors.
Loss as a result of professional negligence might involve a financial loss, a missed opportunity, a deal which falls through – or being unable to proceed with legal action or an investment plan because of poor advice from a professional.
These are just some examples of the kind of loss that might constitute professional negligence.
Businesses and individuals rely on professionals like solicitors, surveyors, conveyancers, accountants and tax advisers – and professionals owe a duty of care to their clients, who depend on their advice, experience and professional knowledge to make often life changing or crucial business decisions.
When a professional adviser lets a client down by failing to give the correct professional advice in a timely manner – for example, if a solicitor missed the deadline for a property transaction or serving a court order – the results can be devastating, both personally and commercially.
Duncan Lewis professional negligence lawyers can help clients who have suffered as a result of professional negligence to recover financial compensation for losses incurred – whether the loss was caused by wrong advice from a solicitor or barrister, tax adviser or accountant, or a surveyor, estate agent, builder or architect.