Professional Negligence

DMH Stallard has a strong reputation and extensive experience in resolving professional negligence claims for both claimants and defendants.

What our Professional Negligence Lawyers do

These days, more and more businesses and individuals seek advice from professionals.  In some cases the advice can be inadequate and mistakes made.

What they say

"They are straightforward and speak to us in language that we understand."

Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Where this happens, our professional negligence lawyers provide fast and reliable advice in relation to negligence claims against a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Solicitors
  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisers
  • Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Technology Professionals

Our instructions are derived from a number of sources, including insurance companies, solicitors, surveyors, accountants and other professionals as well as from companies, individuals and local authorities.

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How our Professional Negligence Lawyers work

Professional negligence claims can often be complex. Our litigation and dispute resolution specialists will guide you through the complexities and explain matters in simple terms.

We will work with you, and other experts as required, to identify whether you have a legitimate claim or defence to a claim, depending on whether we are working with a potential claimant or defendant.

We focus on achieving the best possible commercial and pragmatic outcomes. In doing so, we will help you choose the most appropriate methods and forums to resolve your dispute.

Our specialists are experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

How we've helped

We acted for one of the world’s leading banks in relation to a mortgage advance of approximately £900,000 against a property valued in the region of £1.1 million. The solicitors instructed by the bank on this transaction had secured a first legal charge on the bank’s behalf, but over the wrong property, which only had a value of around £15,000. Accordingly, our client bank was effectively unsecured against its substantial loan and the situation was further complicated by the borrower having been declared bankrupt. We advised the bank in relation to a claim against its former solicitors and were able to achieve an excellent settlement of this matter for our client with a very significant sum being paid by the former solicitors’ insurers.


  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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