We all use experts when it comes to complex or technical matters that require expertise. Often, we have no option but to place complete trust in these individuals or organisations.

Human error, or incompetence can lead to negligence and in turn loss, so much so that when some aspect of an expert’s service falls below what you can reasonably expect, there can be grave, sometimes life-changing consequences.

Typically, we assist clients in claiming against other legal professionals, accountants, financial advisors and surveyors who have made errors (usually unintentionally), that amount to professional negligence in a legal sense. Equally we have vast experience representing experts facing allegations that they acted negligently.

The law provides a variety of remedies, often based around the notion of putting an injured party back in the position that party would have been, had the negligence never occurred.

How we can help

Our experienced and skilled litigators will support and guide you in a professional manner. We focus on resolving disputes quickly and proportionately without the need to resort to the expense of litigation if it can be avoided.

We are able to refer cases to independent, accredited mediators whenever mediation might offer the best chance of finding a solution to your dispute. We also provide costs information up front and will assist you in looking at different funding options, including the availability of legal expenses insurance (LEI).

We will listen to you carefully and work out a strategy (subject to advice) that delivers what you are looking to achieve, so regardless of which side of the dispute you find yourself, you can move on.

Our team are happy to have an initial phone discussion, without obligation on you, to ascertain how best we can assist. We offer initial consultations to new clients at reduced rates providing face-to-face or virtual meeting advice, followed up in writing.

Recognised and recommended

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team are recognised in The Legal 500 UK 2024 in four categories, and are recommended for ‘easy access to staff, timely response to queries and excellent client advice‘.

The whole team at Fosters promotes a friendly and professional attitude. The litigation process is daunting for a lay person and the team at Fosters display an in-depth knowledge of all the associated subjects, which puts the clients at ease.
Client feedback 2023

Our litigation & dispute resolution team