Professional Negligence Solicitors

As specialist professional negligence solicitors, we offer an un-paralleled level of legal support, guidance and representation, to those clients across Manchester and Greater Manchester who have incurred substantial losses as a result of professional negligence and who wish to claim compensation.

Why clients in Manchester instruct us as their professional negligence solicitors

We are often told by clients that they have approached us because we have been recommended to them by another professional adviser and because we are genuine specialists in our field.

In many cases, our clients already have existing relationships with other firms of solicitors, who are well placed to service their general legal needs. However, it is exceptionally rare that any of those law firms can compete with our claims experience or depth of knowledge in this niche area of legal practice. In these circumstances, clients appoint us as a competent professional adviser to enhance, rather than disrupt, their existing professional support network and to ensure that they are not left disadvantaged.

The fact that all of our professional negligence lawyers practice exclusively through Keystone Law, a multi-award-winning top 100 UK law firm, with a head office in Central London, is a feature of our service provision that we are also told is attractive to clients.

Where to meet us in Manchester

The nature of our work, combined with our effective use of modern technology, means that ‘in person’ client meetings are now very rarely required. Happily, this means that clients can enjoy all the benefits of our specialist services without worrying about the geographical constraints of old.

Further, and for those rare occasions where an ‘in person’ meeting is required, we maintain meeting room facilities in many of the major commercial centres across England.

By adopting this modern and dynamic approach, we are able to deliver a much more cost-effective service, where clients pay for our knowledge and expertise, not our rent.

The location of our meeting rooms in Manchester can be found below. They are ideally situated within the iconic City Tower, in the heart of Manchester’s city centre and amidst the bustling business life.

Professional negligence claims upon which we advise

We act in claims against a wide range of professionals, including:

We do not act in claims for medical negligence or personal injury, which are separate areas of legal practice. However, where professional negligence has occurred during the course of such claims, we do work hand-in-hand with highly experienced solicitors who specialise exclusively in these areas.

Types of clients we act for

Although we are not selective, clients who typically instruct us are owner-managed businesses, commercial entities, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, as well as a range of professionals, including other solicitors, barristers, doctors, dentists and insolvency practitioners.

The vast majority of our clients, including our professional clients, instruct us to pursue a professional negligence claim on their behalf, as the party claiming compensation for a financial loss or liability they have suffered.

However, on occasions we also act for uninsured defendants, some of whom may have grounds upon which to pursue a related professional negligence claim against a third-party. This varied experience provides us with greater insight and a broader understanding of the claims resolution process, which in turn strengthens our case analysis and enables us to provide our clients with more intelligent solutions to their claims.

What clients say about our professional negligence solicitors

As experienced professional negligence solicitors, we strive to deliver not only comprehensive legal support, but also an attentive and reassuring service experience for our clients, when helping them to pursue a successful professional negligence claim.  For this reason, we value greatly the client feedback that we receive and we are delighted to be able to share the following unprompted comments from some of our clients:

“Your advice proved always to be correct, informative and accurate on every occasion. The ease of accessibility to contact you and get immediate replies via email or direct telephone contact is a credit to you as is the friendly manner in which you work.”

“Jonathan has been an excellent support throughout the process and has given us confidence in how the legal process works at every step of the way.”

“Thank you very much for achieving this outcome. It certainly would not have happened without you, your tenacity and professional expertise.”

These, and many of the other comments we have received from our clients, can be viewed within the Testimonials section of our website.

Frequently asked questions

Professional negligence claims are unfamiliar territory for the majority of people and we are experienced in answering a multitude of questions about them. Three of the questions that we most commonly get asked are:

1.     Are there grounds for making a professional negligence claim?

Naturally, determining the merits of a professional negligence claim is frequently complex and demanding of time. Forensic analysis of the circumstances surrounding the claim is vital, as is the application of a considerable body of case law.

However, such an examination may be conducted in stages, and our own assessment procedure often begins with a telephone consultation. Once an initial grasp of the facts and characteristics associated with the claim have been established, we are usually able to provide preliminary advice, as well as identify significant issues that are likely to arise in a litigation context.

In many cases, it is possible to resolve claims without the need to issue legal court proceedings and by adopting the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence prescribed by the Civil Procedure Rules. In other cases, alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration or adjudication, may be appropriate.

2.     How much does it cost to pursue a professional negligence claim?

The cost of pursuing a professional negligence claim is dependent upon a varied range of factors. Moreover, as neither the claim nor the parties involved are readily comparable, an ill-considered cost estimate might be incorrect at best and completely deceptive at worst.

Consequently, and in keeping with our core values, we present all potential clients with a considered and upfront litigation costs and expenses estimate before we begin work, using our extensive experience and knowledge of this specialist field of law.

We are aware that funding litigation may impose a significant financial strain on our clients, and we keep a close eye on litigation expenses throughout our engagement. By conducting all of our claims using experienced solicitors, and by relying on modern technology and working procedures, we endeavour to ensure that our legal services are not only delivered to the highest standards, but in a manner that is more beneficial and more cost-effective for our clients.

3. Where can I learn about the funding options available for professional negligence claims?

Before pursuing a professional negligence claim, it is essential to carefully consider the issue of funding. In contrast to many routine legal disputes, professional negligence claims tend to be more intricate, time-consuming, and expensive to resolve.

Fortunately, there are several options potentially available for financing this type of litigation. Each option has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, and its suitability will usually depend on individual circumstances. For more detailed information on these various funding options, please refer to our comprehensive guide: Fund a claim

Further information about professional negligence

As specialists in our field, we have provided significant written coverage of the legal, commercial, and practical matters surrounding professional negligence claims. Our articles aim to offer knowledge and assistance, and a considerable number of them can be accessed on our Insights page. Additionally, we have compiled responses to your most pressing key questions, which may also prove valuable to you.

How to contact us

If you would like to arrange an initial telephone consultation with our professional negligence specialists, free of charge or commitment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, email or by completing the form on this page. With us, you are in the best possible hands.

Meeting Room Address
City Tower
New York St
M1 4BT
0800 195 4983

Jonathan Watmough

Jonathan Watmough

Professional Negligence Solicitors Manchester

Sharon Duncan

Sharon Duncan

Professional Negligence Solicitors Manchester