Professional Negligence

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Rebuilding your confidence in professionals

It is a brave person who, on being let down by a professional, trusts enough to instruct another. We understand that anyone who has already been let down by a professional will be reluctant to place their trust in another. We therefore aim to rebuild your confidence in professionals and to earn that trust by providing a first class service.

What we can do for you

If you are let down by a professional person, suffering substantial financial loss as a result, we can assist you in pursuing a legal claim to recover compensation.

What it will cost

If your claim is worth more than the Small Claims Court limit (currently £10,000) we will be happy to consider funding your case on a No Win, No Fee basis. We also deal with cases on a privately paying basis and under Legal Expenses Insurance.

If a claim is worth less than £10,000 then under court rules the winner won’t usually be able to recover legal costs from their opponent. No Win No Fee funding might not be financially viable in these cases, especially those with a lower value. Nevertheless, we may still be able to provide you with expert legal advice as and when you need it.

Why choose Slee Blackwell?

We can trot out the usual answers to this question – we have the knowledge, the experience, the expertise; we are efficient and friendly.  All that is true, but Slee Blackwell is more than that. We pride ourselves in being a trusted part of your team, who can offer practical, honest, plain-speaking advice whilst providing an excellent service. First and foremost though, we are passionate about what we do. It is that which makes Slee Blackwell different from the rest.

Free Initial Case Assessment

If you think that you have a valid claim that’s worth more than £10,000, then ask us for a free assessment If it is a case that is suitable for ‘No Win, No Fee’ funding we will let you know. If the merits of the claim are unclear and further investigation is required (such as a thorough review of a professional’s files) then we shall be happy to discuss funding for this work, perhaps on a fixed fee basis.

The claims we handle

Unlike some lawyers, we are not afraid to bring claims against solicitors and barristers – in fact suing lawyers is the core activity of our professional negligence team.

We also pursue claims against all other professions, including:


Defective surveys and reports
Failure to supervise building works


Poor financial advice/planning
Missed time limits


Incorrect plans and advice
Failure to supervise building works
Poor structural design


Sub-standard treatment

Financial advisors

Incorrect financial/tax/pension advice
Incorrect financial applications

Estate agents

Misdescription of property
Failure to follow instructions
Under-valuation or over-valuation
Negligent referencing for landlords

Call today

Call our FREE legal helpline now on 0808 139 1606 or email us for a free case assessment at [email protected]

Alternatively, visit our dedicated Professional Negligence site for more information:

Emma Slade

Partner – Civil Litigation
Emma specialises in all types of civil litigation with a particular interest in professional negligence and commercial litigation.

01271 349917
[email protected]

Lee Dawkins

Partner – Litigation
Lee specialises in high value litigation, including inheritance disputes and professional negligence claims, representing clients throughout the UK.

01823 354545
[email protected]

David Paull

Solicitor – Civil Litigation
David specialises in all aspects of civil, commercial and property litigation including professional negligence claims, contentious probate and more.

01823 345654
[email protected]