Professional Negligence

Putting Things Right

When you hire a professional, you should expect a level of professionalism and standard that is commonly held by those in that profession. Professional negligence is a breach of the common law duty of care between professionals and their clients. However, the ambit of professional negligence is broader than ‘bad advice.’ It arises when a professional (including medical professionals) fails to perform their obligations to the required industry standards.

In the last few years, such claims have been on the rise. Foster & Coleman have many years of experience in this area and have advised and represented individuals and charities. We believe such mistakes by professionals should not go unpunished.

Our team of expert lawyers are on hand to provide the assistance you need and specialise in rectifying these mistakes through negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

We will guide our clients through the often daunting court system, if settlement cannot be achieved.

Notable and recent cases where our team have acted include:
  • X v Oxleas Mental Health NHS Trust
  • X v West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Service Testimonial

"Many thanks and appreciation to all, especially Paul Coleman who worked tirelessly to represent me and my family and went above and beyond to get the best result possible within our circumstances. These last few years have been the most testing of our lives but we could not have had better support, understanding and service from anyone else. Many, many thanks and appreciation"

– Andy & Lisa