Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

If any of the following professionals have made a mistake when handling your matter, contact us to discuss your rights to claim compensation:

  • Lawyers
  • Barristers
  • Accountants
  • Financial advisers
  • Engineers
  • Any other professional

Having practiced in the area of professional negligence for many years, Hunter Solicitors can help you take action against a professional who has made a mistake and cost you money. With professional indemnity insurance being compulsory for most professionals, there is a very strong chance that money will be there to payout your claim.

Here are a couple of examples of very successful claims we have achieved for our clients against their previous lawyers:

Example 1:

When our client engaged his previous lawyer to prepare a contract for the sale of his residential property, the lawyer failed in include full details of an easement in the contract. As a result, the buyer was able to get out of the contract and receive a full refund of deposit. Legal action taken against the lawyer resulted in the lawyer being responsible for our client's losses, including payment of his legal fees.

Example 2:

Our client's previous lawyer missed a limitation date deadline - meaning the lawyer failed to commence a claim in the Court within the required time limit period - a detrimental mistake which meant our client lost the right to claim for compensation for a serious loss. In this case the lawyer was held personally responsible and a claim was made against the lawyer's professional indemnity insurer, resulting in a very good payout to our client.


Professional Negligence