Professional Negligence Solicitors & Professional Negligence Lawyers


Summerfield Browne Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


Have you received misleading, incorrect and/ or negligent professional advice? If so our dedicated team of professional negligence lawyers can assist.


Our professional negligence solicitors advise on all types of professional negligence including claims caused by Accountants Professional Negligence, Solicitors Professional Negligence, Barristers Professional Negligence, Surveyors Professional Negligence, Architects Professional Negligence, Financial Advisers Professional Negligence and Insurance Brokers Professional Negligence.


Our professional negligence lawyers will act in your best interests, and will evaluate the best strategy to enable you to maximise the value of your claim, while minimising the risks associated with the claim. Where appropriate we may utilise various alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as mediation or “Without Prejudice” negotiations, to maximise the opportunity of settling the claim as soon as possible, while achieving the best result for you.


Our professional negligence solicitors can accept a variety of funding methods for professional negligence claims including:


  • Conditional fee agreements

  • Discounted conditional fee agreements

  • No win no fee arrangments

  • Fixed fee funding

  • Private retainers


Our professional negligence lawyers can also arrange After The Event (ATE) insurance to cover liability for the opponents legal costs.


Professional negligence claims occur where a professional fails to perform its responsibilities to the required standard, and the claim may be based on one or more of the following grounds:


  • Breach of a contractual term.

  • Breach of duty of care owed in the tort of negligence.

  • Breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Breach of statutory duty.


A claim in tort for breach of duty of care, can arise whether or not there is a contractual relationship between the parties. Where there is duty in both contract and tort, the claimant can choose whether to bring his action in contract or tort. Our professional negligence solicitors can evaluate the merits of your claim and determine which cause of action would be most appropriate for your claim. Factors that could influence the nature of the claim include:


  • An analysis by our professional negligence solicitors, of the relative merits of bringing a claim in tort, contract or any other type of claim.

  • The limitation period within which a claim can be commenced. The limitation period is the statutory period within which a claim can be commenced by the claimant, and is generally within a period of 6 years from the breach of contract or the event giving grounds for a claim in tort.

  • The measure of damages that can be claimed under each type of claim, which will be assessed by our professional negligence lawyers.

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Please contact us on 0800 567 7595 or by email at [email protected]


Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).


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We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only), Leicester and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.


We provide legal services all over England and Wales.


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