Why you should always seek independent advice if you think you have a case against a professional adviser for negligence
The High Court has made it very clear that an independent expert report should be obtained before issuing proceedings for damages for negligence by a professional advisor (e.g. doctor, solicitor, accountant, architect, engineer, valuer, etc).
While this is an expense at the very beginning of the case, it does have the advantage of confirming whether you have a good case or not. It is better to sustain the cost of an independent expert report and find out that you have no case at an early stage rather than to find out that you have no case when you’re on the steps of court having incurred substantial legal costs.
Berwick Solicitors maintain a panel of independent experts to provide reports in respect of professional negligence.