“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 that 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.