Dispute resolution

Professional negligence

Professional negligence

How we can help

We act for companies, partnerships, LLPs, directors and individuals in relation to a wide variety of professional negligence disputes.

Some of our clients have a lot of experience of dealing with litigation, for others, their contact with us is their first experience of litigation or dispute resolution.

Our areas of expertise

Professionals are instructed to advise on a wide range of matters. On occasions, professionals’ advice is wrong, which can result in businesses and individuals suffering financial losses.

We have extensive experience in dealing with professional negligence disputes, which enables us to focus our advice directly on the area most relevant to you. Our experience also means that you can be confident that your case will be dealt with by an appropriate specialist in the field and will be supervised by a partner with significant knowledge of the area.

Our specialist team is able to provide advice on resolving a broad range of professional negligence disputes whether by litigation, negotiation or some form of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. 

We can advise on claims against professionals, including:

  • legal professionals
  • accountants and tax advisers
  • surveyors and valuers
  • directors
  • construction professionals, including contract administrators
  • insurers and brokers
  • financial advisers
  • trustees

For further information, please see The Law of Legal Services by Senior Partner John Gould.

...one of the best professional discipline teams in London.
The Legal 500 (2023)

Our approach

We aim to help clients avoid disputes, or resolve them at an early stage. We offer a service tailored to the size and complexity of each case and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

We are prepared to consider alternative forms of funding in appropriate circumstances

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The Legal 500 (2023)

Our professional negligence team

Our lawyers are experienced in areas such as:

We ensure that you receive the breadth of support you require from lawyers who are able to see alternative approaches to resolving your problems.

We can also draw on the range of experience across the firm, so that we are able to consider and advise on issues relating to:

Russell-Cooke provide responsive and effective advice and guidance to matters of complexity.
Chambers UK (2024)

Charging information

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We also have a flexible and innovative approach to litigation funding which enables us to offer our clients, in appropriate cases, a series of funding choices tailored to their particular requirements. For further information please read our commercial litigation funding information page

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Commercial litigation funding information

Secure funding solutions for dispute resolution in the UK—ensuring financial preparedness for favorable outcomes.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our commercial litigation solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7513 or +44 (0)20 3826 7516 or complete our enquiry form.

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