We can help you with:

  • Claims against Solicitors
  • Claims against Accountants
  • Claims against Architects and Surveyors

Professional Negligence Compensation Claims Advice

Professional negligence can be a complex area of law. Jordan’s Solicitors can guide you through any claim.

Professionals have a duty of care to their clients. If the professional adviser fails in his or her duty, the consequences can be devastating. If you have been affected or suffered loss due to the act or omission of a professional adviser, you could be entitled to compensation. Our professional negligence solicitors can help.

Professional Negligence Solicitors Advice for Wakefield, Dewsbury & Horsforth

When you instruct a professional to undertake work on your behalf be it a Solicitor, Accountant, Surveyor, Architect or Engineer for instance they will owe a duty of care to you, their client.

Most professionals would do a good job and sometimes even when matters do not quite go to plan this will not be their fault. However where the work carried out is poor, inadequate or incorrect and as a consequence you have suffered a loss , you may be entitled to make a claim for professional negligence.

We provide expert advice and guide you through the process if you have a claim

Below are examples of situations that can lead to Professional negligence claims:


Claims Against Solicitors:

Personal injury and industrial disease:

• Missed time limits for starting court proceedings.
• A Solicitor causing your claim to be struck out by the court.
• A Solicitor under settling your Personal Injury Claim.
• A Solicitor suing the wrong party.
• A Solicitor failing to investigate your accident circumstances adequately or a solicitor failing to investigate all your medical conditions.

Wills and Probate

• failing to draft a Will in accordance with your instructions.
• failing to administer the deceased estate correctly.
• invalidating a Will by allowing a beneficiary to witness that Will.


• missing important rights of way.
• failing to identify a defect in the title to your property.
• making an error in drafting a lease.
• failing to serve a Notice on your behalf by a given deadline.
• failing to advise you about Planning Permission and Building Regulations.

Family Cases

• under settling your finances on divorce or separation.
• failing to investigate a spouses full assets adequately.
• failing to advise on child protection.

Claims Against Accountants:

• Failure to draw up accounts adequately
• Failure to file tax returns and/or accounts on time
• Failure to advise on tax regulations

Claims Against Architects and Surveyors:

• Failure to prepare proper drawings
• Failure to advise properly on costs
• Failure to advise upon necessary planning consents
• Undervaluing properties
• Failure to conduct adequate surveys

Frequently Asked Questions – Professional Negligence

When can I Claim?

Professional Negligence claims are subject to a time limit usually 6 years from the date of any breach or if that breach was unknown to you the client, 3 years from when you knew of the negligent act or ought to have known. This area is not straightforward so do not delay in seeking expert professional negligence advice by calling us today.

How much will my Claim Cost?

Your initial consultation with a member of our expert Professional Negligence Team is entirely free. One of our specialist Professional Negligence Solicitors will assess the merits of your claim and offer you guidance on the prospects of your claim and on your funding options including “No Win No Fee” arrangements.

Often it is necessary, particularly in Solicitors negligence claims to obtain the original file of papers in order to evaluate the merits of your case.

Can I transfer my Claim?

If you begin a claim with another law firm who do not specialise in professional negligence and want to move your claim, you can talk to an experienced advisor at Jordans who will be happy to discuss your claim.

Jordans are expert in all aspect of professional negligence claims so if you want to find out if you can make a claim then speak to one of our specialist professional negligence solicitors. They will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim and answer any questions you may have.

Making a Professional Negligence Claim

Jordan’s are committed to dealing with your case in a sensitive, professional and swift manner to ensure any compensation to which you are entitled is recovered to enable you to move on with other aspects of your life.

If you have been affected by negligent professional advice and would like to know if we can help you make a claim for compensation please contact our professional negligence solictors on 0330 3001103 or fill in the contact form below for someone to call you. Our offices are based locally across Yorkshire in Wakefield, Dewsbury and Horsforth.

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