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Negligence can occur in a number of different ways. If somebody owes you a duty of care and they breach that duty which subsequently causes you loss, then you may have a claim.

We act regularly for clients who have suffered detriment due to someone else’s negligence, for example, where damage to property or damage to economic interests has occurred.

Often a negligence action will take place against a professional, i.e. an accountant, architect or solicitor who has failed to act as a reasonably competent professional would, and these parties are usually covered by insurance for their actions. Sometimes, a negligence action is brought in tandem with a breach of contract claim and we can advise you on the best way to maximise your chances of success in any court action.