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Professional Negligence Claims
Sometimes problems can arise when a Will has been badly drafted by a solicitor, financial adviser or will writer and this can result in an outcome which was not that anticipated by the deceased. Sometimes bad advice from a professional can lead to someone taking action (or not taking action) which then causes them or their family financial loss after their death.
Claiming for the Negligence of a Professional
If a professional has acted or failed to act with a reasonable degree of skill and competence then they may have breached their duty of care. If that breach of duty can be proved to have caused financial loss then a claim for professional negligence may arise – but these cases are complex. It is important to check:
• That the person who drafts your Will has insurance to cover professional negligence.
• When the negligence became apparent. There is a time limit of 6 years which means that a claim must be brought either within 6 years of the negligent event or within 6 years of discovering the negligence.
To find out more about pursuing a claim for professional negligence, contact Ridley & Hall today. You can call our Huddersfield office on 0843 289 4640 or email us to arrange an initial consultation.