Professional Negligence

Kitsons Solicitors - Professional negligence for private individuals

Both companies and individuals use professionals to provide them with advice.

When providing advice, professionals must adhere to a minimum standard.

If you are unfortunate enough to have received bad advice from a professional, you may have the right to compensation.

In this eventuality we can help guide you though the implications of a claim.  Right from the start we will be open and realistic with you. If we don’t think you have a case – we’ll tell you. But if you do, we will help you every step of the way.

Our aim is to provide you with pragmatic and accurate advice with recommendations for your claim outcome.

How can we help you?

If you feel a professional has been negligent then we would be happy to discuss the circumstances of your case and assess any potential loss you may have suffered.

This is a complex area of the law but our professional negligence team has a broad range of experience in dealing with such claims.  The team has experience of acting for both Claimants and Defendants in professional negligence claims so are able to make confident and realistic assessments of potential claims.

Our team has successfully negotiated favorable settlements of countless claims for our clients before the litigation progresses too far and becomes too costly.  That said we do not shy away from taking cases to trial to achieve the correct result for our clients and have done so successfully on numerous occasions.


You won’t get any hidden costs with us, and where appropriate we will work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and, if possible, obtain after-the-event insurance.

We also understand the importance of keeping you informed of developments every step of the way and will always respond as promptly as possible.

We can help you with claims against:

  • Accountants
  • Architects & Design Consultants
  • Barristers
  • Executors & Receivers
  • Engineers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Insurance brokers
  • Land & Estate Managers
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors & Valuers
  • Tax advisers
  • Trustees & Attorneys

Recent cases:

  • Case: success at trial in claim against a firm of solicitors for negligent advice regarding a new build property which did not have the benefit of a new build warranty.
  • Case: success at trial acting for client in historic loan case.  Case was heavily dependent on quality of witness statements and evidence and credibility of witnesses.
  • Case: positive settlement of clients’ claim against solicitors who failed to register part of clients’ property title which lead to an abortive sale and re-sale at a lower value.
  • Case: running of a large group litigation claim against a firm of solicitors for failing to advise clients regarding a link road which ran close to properties.
  • Case: claim against accountant for failure to provide adequate advice in relation to VAT flat rate scheme.

Your professional negligence team are...

Kitsons Solicitors - Nick Johnson

Nicholas JohnsonPartner

Nicholas is a Partner and member of the Compliance Team

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