Professional Negligence

Professionals are required to exercise reasonable skill and care when acting on any matter. Occasionally the work carried out by the professional falls below the standard that is reasonably expected. As a result of the poor level of service, an individual may suffer a financial loss. At Clarke Jeffers we combine our litigation experience and business knowledge to handle such claims with extensive experience and insight.

We appreciate the need for discretion and it is always our goal to provide business clients with a commercially focused approach to these disputes. We also appreciate that individuals need clear and sound advice regarding their own particular circumstances.

We can act aggressively or in a more measured manner as appropriate, depending on the relationship our clients have with the professionals in question. We strive to resolve claims using alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation but also where appropriate and necessary we have extensive trial experience.

To find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch to arrange an appointment.

“When it comes to cases of Professional Negligence we have the benefit of decades of experience and successful outcomes for clients to offer unrivalled legal expertise and representation.”

-Victor Clarke, Managing Partner.

Areas of expertise:

  • Accountants and Tax Advisers

  • Solicitors and Barristers

  • Financial Advisers

  • Surveyors

  • Architects / Engineers

  • Veterinary Surgeons

  • Doctors / Surgeons


View our frequently asked questions.

Professional negligence refers to the negligent standard of work or advice provided by a professional. It arises in circumstances where the professional work or advice falls below the standard expected or has acted in a negligent manner and the client has suffered a loss as a result.

We will meet with your to discuss the detail of your case. It may be necessary to obtain a copy of your file from the professional. In addition, an independent experts report will be required. Once we have reviewed your file and the independent experts report, we can advise you fully on the merits of your potential claim.

Yes. It is necessary to obtain an expert report or opinion prior to commencing proceedings. The experts report is required to show that the work or advice carried out by the professional fell below the standard expected and that it can be categorised as negligent.

Yes. The time limit is usually 6 years. However, this time limit does vary depending on the complaint that a client has against a professional.


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