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Claims against Professionals

If someone has let you down

What is involved?

We have a nationally regarded dispute management team with experts in the field of professional negligence and related issues. We regularly advise businesses and individuals, as well as professionals and their insurers, on complex claims involving a wide variety of professions all around the UK.

We deal with cases involving professionals in the following fields:

  • Legal professions – claims against solicitors, barristers, licensed conveyancers, legal executives and will writers
  • Property professions – claims against architects, surveyors, engineers or project managers
  • Financial professions – claims against accountants, auditors, brokers and financial advisers
  • Other professions – claims against others such as IT consultants or environmental consultants

If you are a business or individual and are concerned that your professional advisor has been negligent or otherwise failed to act as they should, we can help you to understand what happened, what should have happened and whether you have a claim. We can provide a cost-effective and high quality service to help you through a claim.

Why choose Freeths?

  • Many of our lawyers are recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers as experts in this field
  • Where necessary, the team can also draw on the expertise of colleagues in our other practice areas
  • Our in-depth experience in handling claims allows us to guide you efficiently through the process
  • We will actively manage your case and resolve it as quickly as possible

If you are a professional facing a claim, or concerned about the risk of a claim, we can help you to assess your position and respond appropriately, while meeting your professional and insurance obligations.

If you are in the insurance sector, whether as a broker or insurer, we provide specialist expertise on all aspects of claims handling, litigation and policy coverage advice.

  Legal 500, 2020 Top Tier Firm Freeths LLP

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"Charles Powell is held in high esteem for his ability in areas such as professional negligence, partnership disputes and planning. Sources praise his 'great combination of politely questioning people and being very imaginative when it comes to finding solutions'. One interviewee added: 'He's very good at finding the middle ground. For a good sound commercial mediator I'd always have him on my list'."

(Chambers & Partners, 2015)


"Freeths LLP has a very good depth of knowledge in the area of professional negligence and the difficulties that can arise with various parties."

(The Legal 500, 2017)


"Sarah is praised by sources for having 'shown good judgment on what the issues were and how things were going', is 'a fine and measured litigator', is a 'very skilled and very thorough lawyer' and has an 'excellent attention to detail and a strong pedigree'."

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)


"Clare, please accept my immense thanks for all your help, and belief that it was possible to succeed against a difficult opponent. You did so well to keep me motivated."


"Richard’s clients' comment of his 'intellect' saying he is 'quick to grasp facts, financial matters and legal issues alike' and that 'He is not only fiercely strategic and crucially proactive but also objective and pragmatic' and he 'provides unerring confidence to our board members whenever legal advice is required ensuring business decisions are taken from a trusted legal position'."


"Established practice with extensive experience handling claims on behalf of both defendants and claimants. Strong focus on dealing with matters involving solicitors and barristers, while also offering expertise on issues relating to property and financial services."

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)


"Freeths LLP has 'a very good depth of knowledge in the area of professional negligence and the difficulties that can arise with various parties'. The team handles a mix of claimant and defendant matters in the financial and property sectors, and also has strong expertise in emerging professions and D&O liability insurance."

(The Legal 500, 2017)


"Freeths LLP's professional negligence practice is praised for its 'clear understanding of facts and legal issues, sensible legal advice, and well-drafted legal documents'."

(The Legal 500, 2019)


"The team has top quality people who have the same high level of experience in this sector as many at larger firms, and get stuck into every case. Warm, professional with a wide breadth of knowledge" and Freeths are noted as "organized, pragmatic and client focused."

(The Legal 500, 2020)

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

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