Expert solicitors in handling professional negligence claims

If you’ve suffered loss as a result of being let down by a surveyor, architect, accountant, solicitor or other professional who you’ve trusted, you may be able to claim damages to compensate you for your loss.

We are experienced in bringing claims against all types of professionals and have the experience to help you – whether it’s in Carlisle and Cumbria or elsewhere in England.


Negligence can arise from a simple error on the advisor’s part, a mistake they have made on a technical, legal or other issue or, worst of all, an advisor acting against your interests. Whatever the cause, the loss that results can cost you time, money and stress.

Professional negligence claims are rarely straightforward but, with an expert on your side, you’ll have the best possible chance of recovering some or all of your losses. But before we can help you, we’ll first have to establish all of the facts. This will involve taking a detailed statement from you and studying the relevant papers.

If we think your claim may succeed, we’ll progress it for you. Our experts have many years of experience acting for claimants and that experience will be at your disposal.

That means you can rely on:

  • Commercially aware and robust advice at the outset;
  • Minimal reliance on Barristers for advice, drafting Court documents and pleadings and advocacy
  • Awareness of the many different routes to dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation
  • A database of approved experts with a proven track record
  • First class legal knowledge

Bringing a professional negligence claim

The aim of the courts in England and Wales is to put the innocent party into the position they would have been but for the negligence/breach of contract. There is no automatic right to compensation. To succeed, you have to show the professional was negligent or in breach of contract. That’s why you need an expert on your side and at Bell Park Kerridge, you can call on our long experience and excellent track record.


Generally, the losing party will be ordered by the Court to pay the costs of the winner. Therefore, if you succeed, we will claim your costs from the loser, in addition to the damages. The Court will decide how much of your costs you can seek to recover from your opponent.

There are a number of ways of funding the claim, which we would be pleased to discuss in more detail:

  • Legal Expenses Insurance;
  • Hourly rates for agreed levels of investigation and advice;
  • Fixed price quotations for agreed levels of investigation and advice.

We will at all times ensure the costs incurred will be proportionate to the amount of the claim and always keep you updated on progress with your claim, including with regard to any impact on costs.

Professional negligence solicitors with the experience to help you. Call us now on 01228 888999 or get in touch.