Professional Negligence

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Rebuilding your confidence in professionals

We understand that anyone who has already been let down by a professional will be reluctant to place their trust in another. We therefore aim to rebuild your confidence in professionals and to earn that trust by providing a first class service when dealing with your professional negligence compensation claim.

What we can do for you

If you are let down by a professional person such as a lawyer, an accountant, a surveyor or an architect, and you suffer substantial financial loss as a result, our professional negligence solicitors can assist you in pursuing a legal claim to recover compensation.

What it will cost

If your claim is worth comfortably more than the Small Claims Court limit (currently £10,000) we will be happy to consider funding your case on a No Win, No Fee basis. We also deal with cases on a privately paying basis and under Legal Expenses Insurance.

Why choose Slee Blackwell?

Our professional negligence solicitors specialise in this complex, niche area of law. We have many years experience of dealing with complicated, high value professional negligence claims. And we are proud of our track record which earned us a place in the 2018 edition of the prestigious legal directory, The Legal 500, for professional negligence law. For more detailed information about the professional negligence services we offer and case studies of some of the successful claims we have concluded, visit our dedicated Professional Negligence website

Free Initial Case Assessment

If you think you have a valid professional negligence claim that’s worth more than £10,000, then ask our professional negligence solicitors for a free case assessment. If it is a case that is suitable for ‘No Win, No Fee’ funding we will let you know.

If the merits of the claim are unclear and further investigation is required (such as a thorough review of a professional’s files) then we shall be happy to discuss funding for this work, perhaps on a fixed fee basis.

Claims against Solicitors and Barristers

Badly drafted legal agreements.

Missed time limits.

Under-settled claims.

Inadequate costs advice.

Claims against Surveyors

Surveyor missed a defect.


Claims against Accountants

Poor financial advice and negligent financial planning.

Missed time limits.

Claims against Architects

Incorrect plans and advice.

Architect negligence.

Failure to supervise building works.

Negligent building design.

Claims against Vets

Sub-standard treatment.


Claims against Financial advisers and IFAs

Bad financial/tax/pension advice.

Incorrect financial applications.

Claims against Estate Agents

Misdescription of property.

Negligent referencing for landlords

Emma Slade

Partner – Civil Litigation
Emma deals exclusively with professional negligence litigation. She has extensive experience of bringing negligence claims against a wide range of different professions, with a particular emphasis on financial services, banking and accountancy.

01271 349917
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Lee Dawkins

Partner – Litigation
Lee heads up our professional negligence department. He specialises in high value professional negligence claims against solicitors, representing clients throughout the UK.

01823 354545
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David Paull

Solicitor – Civil Litigation
David is experienced in dealing with professional negligence claims of all types, particularly those relating to property.

01823 345654
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