Consultant Negligence

Business consultants are considered to be experts in their fields. When you retain the services of a consultant, you place your trust and the future prospects of your business in their hands.

Whether you require help to oversee the rolling out of a new project, advice on the implementation of more profitable or cost effective strategies, or solutions to specific issues within your business, the consultant owes you a duty of care to ensure that the advice they give you meets the standard of care to be expected of a reasonably competent consultant. Unless the advice the consultant gives you falls below that standard of care, the consultant will not be negligent.

Examples of Consultant Negligence 

Individuals and businesses can suffer huge financial loss if they are poorly advised to invest valuable funds in areas and projects that are unlikely to provide the required outcome.

If a consultant has given you bad advice on a business project or strategy, which has led to you suffering a financial loss, you may be able to bring a professional negligence claim against that consultant.

Limitation in Consultant Negligence Claims 

There are time limits to bring a professional negligence claim. You have 6 years from the act of negligence or 3 years from the date of knowledge to start court proceedings for a claim for professional negligence. The test for ascertaining the date of knowledge is when a reasonable person ought to have realised that there was a risk that negligence had occurred. There is a long stop date of 15 years from the act of negligence after which a claim may not be brought regardless of the date of knowledge. If you do not bring your claim in time, then your claim will usually be lost forever.

Funding your claim

We offer a number of options to fund professional negligence claims including Conditional Fee Agreements and fixed fees.

See If You Can Claim Now

Simply call our specialist professional negligence solicitors on 0330 134 2582 or e-mail us at to discuss whether you have a claim.


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