Professional Negligence

A claim for professional negligence can arise where a professional person (or organisation of professionals) has caused you financial loss through negligent actions or poor advice.

Examples of professionals include:

  • Accountant
  • Architect
  • Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • Financial Adviser
  • Solicitor
  • Surveyor

Professional negligence claims can arise against any profession for a variety of reasons

For example, if your business has employed an architect in a commercial property development and the architect provides advice which is wrong or plans produced by the architect prove to be defective, if those issues cause you financial loss, you may be able to claim compensation against the architect.

When a professional is used by a business, that professional is expected to be competent and carry out their work with a reasonable level of skill and care. Most professionals are members of professional associations which provide guidance, advice and sometimes regulation to inform the professional of best practice what is expected of them in their particular profession. Professional negligence usually arises when the professional does not adhere to the advice given by the relevant associations.


BRM Solicitors have helped companies of all sizes recover losses they have incurred as a result of professional negligence.

If you think that your business has a claim against a professional for negligent work or advice, telephone:

Neil Brown: 01246 564040

You may also email our professional negligence solicitors using our online contact form.


Defending a Professional Negligence Claim

If the claim for negligence has been made against you, BRM's commercial litigation team have significant experience in defending professional negligence claims.