You may find yourself in the position where a professional has breached a duty of care causing you loss. If so, we can advise you on the possibility of making a claim against the professional for damages to compensate you for that loss. Usually, professionals will be insured and we will initially explore the possibility of reaching a settlement. We would also guide you through the relevant pre-action protocol which is designed to ensure full exchange of information at an early stage which in itself can assist in early settlement in appropriate cases.
We would also explore with you the possibility of alternative dispute resolution such as formal mediation as an alternative to Court proceedings, discussing the likely cost of the different options available stage by stage. It may be that legal proceedings are necessary in which case we have a good relationship with excellent specialist barristers.
We realise that whether you are a business or a private individual, such claims can be expensive and stressful. Our aim is to advise you on the costs implications and likelihood of success in any proposed or actual litigation. We also aim to deal with such disputes in an understanding, professional way, with a view to resolving the matters with Court proceedings if necessary as quickly as possible. To find out more information, please contact our Karen Bower-Brown and Brad White.