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When you instruct a professional person (e.g. solicitor, barrister, accountant, surveyor or engineers) to act on your behalf, that person has a duty of care towards you to ensure that you receive the correct advice in the course of their profession.

If this duty of care has been breached by that professional person and you have suffered some form of damage as a result, you have been a victim of professional negligence and you may be able to claim compensation.

Examples of professional negligence may include;

• Wrong advice;

• Failing to give advice;

• Failing to issue a claim before the end of the limitation period; or

• Failing to carry out searches when buying or selling a property.

If you believe that you have been a victim of professional negligence, please contact our solicitors to arrange a free half hour consultation.