PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

When you instruct a professional such as a solicitor, surveyor, will draftsman or letting agent to provide a service you are entitled to expect to be given competent advice and receive a good service.  You are entitled to expect to be told all the options that are available to you, to be given the correct advice, and to be advised about any risks or possible problems so that you can make an informed decision.

A professional has a duty to provide a competent service to the same standard as that of a reasonably competent professional of the same qualification.  If the service falls below the expected standard, and as a result of that negligent advice you suffer a loss, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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