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Professional Negligence & Regulation

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Southampton +44 (0)2381 511 511


The negligence of a professional, whether it be solicitor, barrister, insolvency practitioner, banker, accountant, surveyor, valuer, structural engineer or other professional can leave a client with significant losses as well as potentially leaving the client open to third party damages claims. Issues of duty of care. breach of duty, causation, quantification and remoteness of loss and damage may involve complex issues of fact and law and potentially lengthy expensive court proceedings if no settlement is found between the parties. The negligence, for example, may be in relation to the practice areas of –

At Tennyson our experienced barristers can advise and represent individuals (whether by themselves or as a group/class) and companies, whether as defendants or claimants, on professional negligence including, but not limited to, contractual and tortious duties, breach of those duties, causation in law, recoverability of loss and damage, whether there is any contributory negligence, indemnification, part 20 proceedings, and costs.

We can accept instructions from solicitors and other professionals under direct access and members of the public under the public access scheme (where the matter is suitable for public access). For further information as to how fees for such instructions are determined please see our page on client care and provision of service regulation.

If you need a legal opinion on the merits of your case at a reasonable cost, then contact us.

To assist you in your choice of counsel from Tennyson please refer to our barrister pages for our barrister profiles, and make use of the short list facility, enquiry form and book an appointment pages. Learn more about us here.

If you would like to mediate your dispute, then please refer to our mediation pages including our mediation professional negligence page and mediator profiles.

Contact Us

For more information about our members and services please contact us.

Our telephone number in Southampton United Kingdom is +44 (0) 2381 511511.

For clients wishing to have a conference in London United Kingdom then please dial the London UK appointments number of +44 (0)203 407 0047.

Alternatively, you may email