Professional negligence

When you instruct any property professional, be that an architect, solicitor or surveyor, you are placing your trust in their expertise. Sometimes, you may feel let down and find yourself out of pocket for reasons including:

  • the solicitor your company instructed might have failed to tell you about a restrictive covenant, right of way or other easement over your land
  • your surveyor might have valued the land you were buying at a higher value than it was actually worth, leaving you out of pocket
  • when renewing your lease, your solicitor might have failed to check the service charge provisions
  • the solicitor you instructed to buy your home might have missed something, perhaps an onerous covenant or some boundary issue, resulting in you not owning what you had thought you had bought


Specialists in dealing with professional negligence arising in property transactions

At Napthens, our specialist professional negligence solicitors are on hand to give you the practical support you need when you need it. We are ranked in the Legal 500 for litigation and dispute resolution and have the experience and expertise you need to help get you to where you want to be.

We will:

  • consider your individual case and analyse the steps taken, or not taken, by your property professional
  • address any matters requiring immediate action and assess the merits of proceeding with a professional negligence claim
  • consider alternative actions including formal complaints and regulatory oversight
  • work with other professionals with relevant expertise to ensure that your claim has a firm foundation and can meet rigorous evidentiary requirements
  • guide you through the process and towards resolution, whether through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), litigation or a combination of both
"Excellent service from Charlotte [Barron] at Napthens, absolutely brilliant in making sure that we were aware of the process and what was happening. Excellent communication, fast timescales and highly professional throughout. No hesitation to use their services again and will be recommending to friends and family.”
  • Charlotte Barron
    Senior Associate Solicitor
    Department: Litigation
    Location: Preston
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    Senior Associate Solicitor Litigation
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