Category Archives: Professional negligence claims

Poll reveals only twenty five per cent of PI victims make a claim

A recent poll by YouGov has found the number of injury victims keen to claim after a personal injury has decreased since 2013, when it stood at twenty nine per cent. The results are based on research undertaken on 2,212 adults in April, one year after the implementation of the Jackson reforms on personal injury […]

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Three Times as Many Legal Negligence Cases in Court

Figures put together by a City law firm show that the number of High Court professional negligence cases has gone up almost threefold in just a year. Many of these cases are centred around conveyancing or property disputes and some of them involve claims from sub-prime mortgage lenders. These lenders are heading a veritable stampede […]

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Professional Negligence – the 6 most common legal mistakes

It’s never good when you are let down by a professional, and even less so when it’s your solicitor. We put our trust in our legal professionals, and given that they often deal with important matters, you could be out of pocket when things go wrong. Receiving bad service from your solicitor is not enough […]

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Vet Negligence

Veterinary negligence is a civil wrong, which is caused by a breach of the duty of care owed by a vet to their patients. This duty of care is always present in the case of a vet as there is a presumption that they are trained in Veterinary Science and therefore have more knowledge and […]

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Professional negligence claims – Structural engineers

When a structural engineer acts negligently, it can be particularly costly. If a structural engineer causes structural failure, work delays or damage which requires costly curative work. Making a successful professional negligence claim against a structural engineer is dependent upon securing a report from an independent structural engineer. This report plays a key part in […]

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Claiming compensation against negligent barristers

Broadly speaking, lawyers are split into two groups, solicitors and barristers. Barristers are primarily associated with advocacy in court whereas solicitors spend more time with clients preparing cases prior to a trial. Despite the high level of expertise needed for both roles, mistakes are made and solicitors and barristers can be sued for professional negligence. […]

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Claiming compensation against negligent property or conveyancing solicitors

Do you believe that you received substandard or even negligent guidance from the solicitor or conveyancer you instructed to help you with the sale or purchase of your property? If so, you may find that you are entitled to make a professional negligence claim against them. The professional negligence lawyers at Bonallack & Bishop are […]

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Claiming compensation against a negligent vet

Vets have a duty to care for clients and patients (and some third parties) with an appropriate level of skill. This level is the level that could be fairly expected of a competent vet. Should the vet fail to meet the standards which could reasonably be expected of a competent vet he/she could be said […]

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What You Need to Know About Conveyancing When Joint Ownership is Involved

Too often, conveyancing solicitors give inadequate advice to protect co-owners of properties who do not contribute equally to the purchase price of their home and/or do not wish for their stake in the property to be passed over to their co-owner should they pass away. Joint purchasers should be made aware that there are two […]

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Malpractice within Personal Injury Firms Causes a Raft of Personal Injury Negligence Claims

Personal injury firms, many of whom enjoyed huge early success, are beginning to pay the price for their rapid expansion. Such firms are being put under financial strain due to an enormous increase in the number of professional negligence claims brought against them, mostly citing the undervaluation of accident claims. In a recent report, the […]

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