When you engage a professional adviser for their services, such as a building design professional or other building consultant, a financial adviser, insurance broker or accountant, you have certain expectations on how the services will be delivered.
You expect the professional knows what they’re doing, that they will use their best endeavours in providing their service to you, and they will act in your best interests.
Generally those expectations are captured in the duty of care owed to you by the professional, which is specified in the contract in which you engaged them, or merely by the nature of your relationship with the professional. If those duties are breached, you may be able to make a claim against the professional to recover damages for losses resulting from the breach. This is known as a professional negligence claim.
Professional negligence claims can be hard-fought, because the professional’s reputation is on the line, and you are also often dealing with an insurer.
The team at MV Law can guide you through the complexities of non-medical professional negligence claims, to explain your legal position and options to enforce your rights against a professional that has done you wrong.