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Professional Negligence (Dispute Resolution)

Professional Negligence

Businesses and individuals rely more and more on the advice they receive from professional advisors. However, in times of growth, views are often expressed or advice given which is over-optimistic or even wrong. While conditions are good, such advice is rarely challenged. In the current economic environment, with businesses under pressure to root out non-performing assets, it is hardly surprising that professional advice has come under the microscope and bad advice, breaches of duty and even fraud has been exposed. The problems caused by claims arising from such advice range from the amount of time involved in bringing a claim to the prospect of unwanted publicity for the various parties involved.

Our expertise covers the full range of professional negligence claims including:

  • Acting for liquidators, administrators and companies in auditors' negligence actions in the UK, Hong Kong and internationally which often arise out of financial collapse and/or fraud.

  • Advising in relation to negligently constructed properties, bringing claims against architects, building contractors, quantity surveyors and engineers (civil, structural, mechanical and electrical).
  • Acting for lenders against solicitors and surveyors in respect of fraudulently obtained loans and advising in respect of negligently prepared valuations and reports on property titles.
  • Acting for individuals and companies in respect of advice received from accountants, including negligently prepared accounts, and for executors and beneficiaries in respect of negligently drafted wills.
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