Professional Negligence & Regulations
“Payne Hicks Beach is a strong, dedicated team offering excellent levels of service”The Legal 500 UK 2017
We are experienced in dealing with disputes involving professional negligence and disputes arising from regulations made by professional bodies.
We also work with professionals such as solicitors, accountants, surveyors, doctors and psychiatrists. In addition to issues relating to duties owed to clients, we also deal with investigations and inquiries held by professional bodies concerning the conduct of professional members.
Our experience is based on an understanding of complex issues arising in this area including procedural matters, the need for independent expert evidence and issues such as causation and quantum of damages (if any).
We also deal with other regulatory matters such as statutory duties on estate agents including prosecutions and investigations by the Office of Fair Trading or the Property Ombudsman.
We have a good understanding of how professionals work. For example, one of our litigation partners is also a qualified surveyor. We understand the importance of this type of dispute to our clients and we always act accordingly. Whenever possible, we will try to resolve issues without litigation and without publicity.