Professional Negligence Solicitors
Professional negligence solicitors are lawyers who pursue compensation claims on behalf of members of the public who have lost money or suffered financial harm as a result of negligent advice given by a professional person which includes solicitors, barristers, accountants, architects, surveyors, valuers, estate agents, banks, insurance consultants, mortgage brokers and financial advisers.
Duty of Care
In order to succeed in a compensation claim our professional negligence solicitors will need to be satisfied that a duty of care exists between the allegedly negligent solicitor, barrister, accountant, architect, surveyors, valuer, estate agent, bank, insurance consultant, mortgage broker or financial adviser and the extent of that duty. This will usually be satisfied by consideration of the initial agreement or contact that was entered into by the client and thereafter consideration must be given as to whether or not the professional person has failed to comply with their contractual obligations by failure to take reasonable care for the interests of their client.
The standard of care in New Zealand is established following consideration by a professional negligence solicitor who must ask whether or not the error or mistake made by the allegedly negligent solicitor, barrister, accountant, architect, surveyors, valuer, estate agent, bank, insurance consultant, mortgage broker or financial advise was one which no reasonably competent person, acting in a similar situation, would have made. If this test is satisfied negligence is likely to have been established and thereafter it is necessary to prove financial loss and also to show that any loss was directly attributable to the negligent act.
Most people whose business is to give professional advice act in a competent manner giving advice that is the result of years of thorough professional training and experience in the field however there are times when things wrong. Our professional negligence solicitors are specialist lawyers with decades of experience dealing with the errors and financial losses caused by negligent advice from solicitors, barristers, accountants, architects, surveyors, valuers, estate agents, banks, insurance consultants, mortgage brokers and financial advisers.
Most of these professionals are fully insured and when you make a claim against them, you must be aware of the fact that it will immediately be passed on to professional negligence insurers who will employ the very best legal representation to defend the claim which makes it essential for you to be represented by lawyers who are experienced in making professional negligence claims against from solicitors, barristers, accountants, architects, surveyors, valuers, estate agents, banks, insurance consultants, mortgage brokers and financial advisers.
If you instruct our professional negligence solicitors to represent you in your potential legal action we guarantee that we will focus entirely on your needs by providing vigorous and committed expert legal representation to ensure that you receive fair and equitable compensation for your losses. If you would like free initial advice on the telephone, without obligation, just call the helpline or complete the contact form. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our advice.