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From accountants to solicitors, insurance brokers, architects or surveyors; you trust that when you rely on an expert, that they are providing you with a competent service.

Everyone needs to use the services of a professional advisor at some stage, be it to draft a Will, to look for an alterative insurance provider or to draft plans for a house extension. When you instruct a professional, you trust that the work they perform is of a high standard and that the advice they give to you is competent. You expect to be able to rely on the advice of the professional you have instructed, and make important decisions based upon this advice.

Accordingly, the impact of receiving negligent advice from a professional advisor can be devastating and sometimes significantly costly.

Litigation Professional Negligence


Professional advisers owe a duty of care to their clients to carry out their work with reasonable care and skill. A professional adviser is not expected to be perfect but is expected to act reasonably and in-keeping with that of other members of their profession.

Where a professional has made an error or acted in a way that another reasonable person of that profession would not have, they will likely have acted negligently. This can include advice provided by professionals, in actions they carry out on behalf of a client or in work that they prepare.

Our litigation team are experienced in bringing claims in professional negligence, and are able to assist in bringing claims against the following professionals (amongst others):

  • Solicitors
  • Accountants
  • Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Engineers




Why Use Oakwood Solicitors to bring your case?

At Oakwood Solicitors Ltd, we work with our clients to ensure we fully understand their objectives, as well as the resources and time they are prepared to spend on resolving a dispute. This way we ensure that we are able to provide comprehensive advice to our clients about the most practical way to achieve their aims.

We have a dedicated team of solicitors and paralegals who have many years’ experience between them in running cases of this nature.

We want to ensure that clients are not overwhelmed by legal jargon, medical terms that they don’t understand and aim to allow the claims procedure to be as transparent as possible.


For any enquiries about Litigation or Professional Negligence, get in touch today for a free initial consultation in complete confidence. Choose one of the methods on the right-hand side of this page, or call us on 0113 200 9787 to find out how we can help you.

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Depending on the nature of the dispute, we are able to offer a range of funding options including:

  • Conditional Fee Agreements (‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreements or ‘No Win, Lower fee’ Arrangements)
  • Fixed fee arrangements
  • Contingency Fee Agreements
  • Private fee-paying agreements at a competitive hourly rate

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Danielle Lightfoot

Director, Solicitor and Head of Financial Litigation

0113 268 0332

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