Professional Negligence

Has a professional failed to give you proper advice?

The consequences of negligence by your solicitor, accountant, architect, engineer, financial adviser, share broker or any other professional can be catastrophic. When this happens, it’s easy for the client to feel disillusioned and powerless to stand up for your rights.

Most of these professionals have insurance that covers their liability for negligence. These insurance companies have skilled lawyers who specialise in defending professional negligence claims. So, it can be difficult to take them on when they are armed with all the power.

At Shine Lawyers NZ we have solicitors who specialise in these types of cases and have previously represented insurance companies that insure professionals. We know how they operate and we have the expertise and knowledge to take the insurance companies on.

What’s more, as part of the Shine Group of lawyers, we have the backing and expertise of teams of experts in our Australian offices. We give the little person the power and resources to take on these cases.

If you are a professional whose insurance claim has been denied, we can help. You may be able to challenge the declinature or join the insurance company to the claim against you and force them to cover you. Insurance contracts can be complicated even for other professionals. We have the experience and expertise to provide you with independent advice on your professional negligence claim and your insurance company’s obligations.

If you suffered from the consequences of negligence from a professional, you may be eligible for compensation, contact Shine Lawyers NZ today for a confidential, obligation-free consultation.

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