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Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence Disputes

If you have suffered financial loss in reliance on professional advice, there is a chance that you have a claim in professional negligence. Many people are unaware that professionals across varying industries owe their clients a duty of care to give adequate advice. When this duty of care is breached, it is generally said to be negligent, even if it occurred accidentally. There are various laws to ensure that this standard of professionalism is maintained.

Do you have a professional negligence claim?

To succeed in a claim for professional negligence it is necessary to establish:

  • The professional owed a duty of care to you;
  • The relevant professional standard that could be expected of a reasonably competent and diligent professional;
  • The conduct complained of fell below that standard; and
  • Consequently, you have suffered financial loss.

How a professional negligence dispute may arise

Have you suffered a loss at the hand of:

Unsuitable financial advice;
Incorrect accounting;
Real estate misrepresentations;
Under or over-valued property estimates;
Careless legal advice;
Engineering mistakes; or
Any other misleading professional advice?

Other examples of professionals who owe you a duty of care include:

  • Land and property valuers;
  • Some business advisors;
  • Legal advisors including lawyers and solicitors;
  • Financial advisors including financial planners;
  • Accountants;
  • Fund managers;
  • Certain managers including managers of managed investment schemes;
  • Company directors and secretaries; and
  • Many other professionals.

Let us help you find a solution

The litigation and dispute resolution team at Ramsden Lawyers is here to assist you in your professional negligence claim. Lead by Litigation Partner, Derek Finch, our team has extensive experience in professional negligence and is here to resolve your dispute in an efficient manner that is tailored to your goals.

The litigation and dispute resolution team understand that victims of professional negligence have often suffered severe financial loss due to careless advice, which is why we strive to solve every dispute in a timely and cost-effective way. We can compile your claim of compensation to include the initial loss sustained due to professional negligence and all past and future losses or expenses incidental to the professional negligence. This could include your legal costs and other professional service expenses in pursuing the claim.

Depending on your claim, varying limitation periods apply, so it is important that you take action quickly before time runs out.

Contact us today on 1300 749 709 to schedule a consultation at our Gold Coast, Sydney or Brisbane offices. The litigation and dispute resolution team will use their experience in the area to find the best solution for you, so you can move on with your life.

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