Professional Negligence Disputes – Solicitors in Gosforth Serving Newcastle upon Tyne, The North East and Nationally
If a professional has let you down it can leave you with stress and anxiety, sometimes to the extent of causing depression or other psychiatric injury. Then you have to face the financial loss and other practical and costly attempts to cure the problem created. You might think about contacting a solicitor, and it might be that causes a problem, especially if a solicitor let you down in the first place.
We understand the anxiety associated with a professional dispute whether you are an individual or a business. You may be uncertain of your position or outcome. When things go wrong, losses and risks can quickly escalate out of control.
Sometimes professionals get it wrong. A Surveyor might miss a significant defect in a property, an Accountant fails to advise correctly about your accounts or advises you to do or not take some financial action. Solicitors sometime give bad advice or fail to advise or miss deadlines. Often, professional negligence claims occur when professionals give advice on matters beyond their expertise.
We are based in Gosforth with parking facilities and we strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as the problem starts to emerge so that we can help contain it or guide you further. We can save you a lot of money and stress.
We are Specialist Solicitors with over 30 years experience. We will provide a sympathetic and practical approach to resolving the problem that has arisen.
We will listen carefully to your problem and then guide you to take the right decisions so that we can resolve the problem for good and let you get back to your life. It is important that we build an early rapport with you so that we can help you set realistic goals, how best to achieve them and close the matter while you’re still ahead. That includes whether to start litigation in the first place, knowing when to end it, whether by settlement or throwing everything at a trial.
Litigation is not always the best way of resolving the problem. It can be expensive and there can be frustrating delays. We are currently faced with a Court system that thinks taking a month to respond to a letter or email is acceptable.
We will consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including Arbitration and Mediation. Most mediators will advise that a good settlement is one that neither side likes but both sides can live with. Others say that clients settle for what they need rather than what they want.
By listening to you carefully we will help establish the best range of realistic options for you to resolve the problem. Getting you and your former advisor to one of these balancing points is difficult, but can be worth it if a better outcome is available than asking the judge who wins.
Gathering information from you and seeking out other information that you do not have is key to a good outcome. It is also equally important to bear in mind that it is often impossible to make decision based on obtaining full information. In such a case we will help you choose a good decision making strategy that is consistent with your goals and budget, so that you can make prompt decisions.
We know that getting a good result is only part of what you expect from a solicitor. You need to be kept informed about developments and be part of shaping events well before they occur.
A brief test of whether you think you have a claim is to consider what a Judge would be asked to decide. Would the Judge be satisfied that:
- another experienced professional in the same field would have offered you different advice;
- the advisor in question failed to adhere to the common standards of practice in their field?
We are expert Dispute Solicitors in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. We provide our Dispute services throughout the North East and Nationally.
We have a 5 star rating on Google for the quality of our service and 99% of our clients are completely satisfied and would recommend Birch & Co to others. Please read some of our current clients’ Testimonials below of what they think of us. We hope that you will feel the same way once we have looked after you.
In addition we assist with –
- Commercial Disputes
- Probate & Inheritance Disputes
- Property & Neighbour Disputes