Monday, 3 August 2015

Bad advice costs victims dearly

Victims of professional negligence now have direct access to expert support thanks to a new website created by a Shropshire law firm.

The team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, Telford, has launched www.mknegligence.co.uk to deal specifically with cases where clients have lost out financially after receiving bad advice.

Andrew Oranjuik, the firm’s Head of Dispute Resolution, said: “We have created the website as a direct result of a surge in negligence claims against professional advisers, and the service is already attracting a lot of attention.

“Our aim is to help clients to recover any financial losses they have suffered as a result of mistakes made by their advisers, and our wide-ranging experience in this area of law will prove invaluable in taking the project forward.”

Martin-Kaye are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, and the law firm has been recognised by the Legal 500 as being particularly active in cases of this type.

Andrew has personally handled many claims against professionals including one case where the claimed losses were around £10 million. His team is also made up of Mohammed Ahsan and Jason Round.

The professional negligence claims service can be used to bring claims against all kinds of professionals including: solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial advisers, brokers, and surveyors.

“Most professionals are required by law to have indemnity insurance in place, which means if your claim is successful, the adviser’s insurer should pay the compensation,” said Andrew. “We recognise too that legal action can be expensive, so we have many different options when it comes to fees, such as ‘no win, no fee’ in suitable cases, legal expenses insurance, fixed fees, or ongoing payments as the case progresses.

“The thought of taking action against someone you once appointed as a trusted adviser can be daunting, but our aim is to take you through the process with a clear and strategic approach. Our experts have handled cases involving all sorts of professional advisers, so we’re extremely well prepared and ready to make your voice heard.”

Pic: Launching the new website are, from left, Mohammed Ahsan, Andrew Oranjuik and Jason Round at Martin-Kaye Solicitors