We understand that being let down by a trusted professional is disappointing and frustrating. It is worse still if that professional has already been paid but their mistakes have ended up leaving you significantly out of pocket.
Professional negligence claims are all too often met with dismissive, sometimes even aggressive responses. Our professional negligence experts can help cut through the jargon that may be used to put you off continuing with your complaint. Despite the complexity of some of these claims we will make things as straightforward as possible keeping you fully informed every step of the way.
Since not every mistake made by a professional person involves negligence you need to use specialist professional negligence lawyers like those at Hart Brown to advise you whether you have a claim or not. If we do not think it is worth your while to make a negligence claim we will tell you at the earliest opportunity.
Using our dedicated team of specialist professional negligence solicitors often results in the other side backing down and facing up to their professional responsibilities at a much earlier stage. Although we do take cases to trial when necessary we are always alive to other ways of settling cases for example with the use of round table meetings, well pitched tactical offers or mediation to get you the compensation you deserve.
Every case is important to us. We act for clients locally, nationally and internationally. We often have clients referred to us by other lawyers including from city firms. We deal with all types of professional negligence litigation including claims against:
If there are a number of different professionals involved in a particular project you can often get into a situation of them blaming each other. That is why you need to instruct specialist lawyers like those at Hart Brown who, with the benefit of appropriate expert advice, will be able to determine where the fault really lies.
To speak to a specialist professional negligence expert who can help you with your professional negligence claim contact us today by calling, emailing or requesting a call back from one of our specialist lawyers.
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
As Head of Dispute Resolution Paul has extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of disputes focusing in particular on professional negligence, contentious trust and estate cases and Inheritance Act claims where he acts for both claimants and defendants, trustees, executors and beneficiaries.
He is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. He is also an ADR Group Accredited Mediator. Paul has, in the past, appeared on local radio as a “legal eagle” responding to listeners’ queries.
Passing his Law Society finals with First Class Honours Paul originally trained at Hart Brown. Having spent two years sharpening up his advocacy skills at another firm Paul returned to Hart Brown as a partner.
As one client put it: “I am very impressed with his thoroughness” and another: “A very professional service delivered in a very personal way”.
“With Hart Brown I had complete success with my claim against my former solicitor. At all stages I had the confidence to proceed based on the clear analysis and communication of my position. I have no hesitation in recommending Hart Brown and particularly Paul Grimwood”.
And outside work:
1. What are your interests outside of work?
Racquetball, badminton, watching rugby, travel and music.
2. What is your favourite travel destination?
We once did a house exchange holiday to San Francisco and there was such a lot to see and do that I felt slightly sorry for the American family staying at our house in Surrey.
No-one has a crystal ball that can definitively tell them what the future holds. Every decision is a risk to a greater or lesser degree. When signing…
Medical negligence (or clinical negligence as it’s known) can be utterly devastating, not just for the victim, but for the family too. At a time when you…
Controversial court fees which have been branded a stealth tax on bereaved families are expected to prompt a surge in probate applications before the hike hits. The…
Many Resolution family lawyers think so and this week is Resolution’s annual awareness-raising week Minimising the impact of conflict on children: Conflict can have some…
Self-driving Vehicles – who is responsible if you have an accident? The age of ‘driverless’ cars is nearly upon us. Funnily enough, it’s internet giant Google that’s…
“It’s just bants, mate! Just bants!” If you work in any kind of environment, from an office to a building site, you’ll be familiar with the term…
"A very professional service delivered in a very personal way. We shall never forget how hard you worked for us"