Our highly qualified team of professional negligence solicitors specialises in bringing claims against professionals. We are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, so we have extensive experience and expertise.
A settlement might seem distant when you first talk to us, but our team will guide you through the process and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
We start by listening to your story and understanding what went wrong. If you have a legitimate claim we will look at relevant papers, establish the full context and negotiate robustly, but tactfully on your behalf.
In certain circumstances, we will refer you to a barrister for specialist help. We have excellent relationships with the top barristers in professional negligence, so you will be in the hands of a top legal professional.
In most cases, we are able to settle claims before they reach the courts. However, if things go further we will present your claim in a compelling and persuasive manner.
Our Guide to Professional Negligence Claims is intended to be a brief overview of some of the important considerations and procedures when embarking upon a professional negligence claim.
Our lawyers are based in Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill, Kent and in Cannon Street, London. Whilst many of our clients are from the South East (including Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London), we act for clients based throughout England and Wales and from abroad. We are always willing to meet with our clients at any of our offices, at their home or their place of work. We also meet with clients via online communication channels, such as SKYPE or video conferencing. Wherever our clients are based, we ensure we communicate with them in a way that suits their needs.
To make a claim against a professional, please call us for a free, no obligation discussion. If you proceed we arrange appropriate payment terms – in suitable cases we can offer fixed fees, deferred payments or ‘no win, no fee’ terms.
Cripps provides ‘a very good service’, and in 2012 acted in a number of claims against surveyors and solicitors. Russell Simpson is recommended.
Practice head Russell Simpson brings over 20 years’ experience in the professional negligence sector. He wins praise for his “great judgement and proactive approach.”
Cripps provides clients with ‘sound advice’.
Department head Russell Simpson has “good judgment and very good client care.”
“Engaged, gives sound advice, and doesn’t rush. A very steady pair of hands.” (Russell Simpson)
“Thank you for the way you have handled the business throughout. It was always going to be difficult and distressing but it made it easier to be working with professionals who understood our situation and from where we were coming.”
Russell Simpson’s team at Cripps LLP acts for a range of professionals including solicitors and accountants, and provides ‘an exemplary service’
Renowned for its work on behalf of claimants. Solicitors’ and surveyors’ negligence takes up the lion’s share of its caseload but the team also advises on claims against finance professionals, accountants and architects.
Russell Simpson is "very thorough and practical".
Russell Simpson is "someone who covers all of the questions clients have."
"Cripps' ‘highly regarded’ practice is ‘one of the leading departments for claimant professional liability work’. "
"Russell Simpson heads the practice and is ‘well regarded in the market’, with significant expertise in complex professional negligence cases."
"They made me feel confident in dealing with an issue that was very much outside my comfort zone and yet were able to make me to understand fully exactly what was happening."
"Their attention to detail and continual persistence on every detail is very impressive."
"Cripps has a well-regarded claimant-focused practice specialised in acting for private individuals on claims against accountants, surveyors, architects and financial advisers. Frequently represents clients in claims against solicitors"
"Head of department Russell Simpson is praised for "going straight to the facts and coming to a pragmatic solution." His expertise covers a broad range of professions and he frequently advises private individuals on claims against legal and construction professionals."