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Your Legal Friend Launches Professional Negligence Practice

Your Legal Friend offices
17th March 2014

Leading litigation firm, Your Legal Friend is launching a professional negligence practice to help clients seek legal redress for issues that have occurred when employing professional services. 

The new team at Your Legal Friend, will complement the firm’s well-established personal injury practice which has supported 100,000 clients over the past 30 years. 

Established to address a growing demand for professional negligence expertise in the claimant market, the Your Legal Friend team will provide legal support for North West clients who have suffered negligence at the hands of a number of professionals including:

  • Surveyors 
  • Architects and engineers 
  • Construction workers 
  • Solicitors and barristers 
  • Financial advisors 
  • Insurance brokers 

The new practice will be headed up by Shelley Naughton, an experienced professional negligence solicitor with a strong track record in dealing with large multi- track High Court matters. She has represented clients in claims against a multitude of professionals, including solicitors, barristers, surveyors, architects and accountants both on an individual and commercial basis.

Shelley will be supported by Shamim Malik (pictured below right) who has worked on both the claimant and defendant side of professional negligence claims. His experience encompasses claims against solicitors, barristers, surveyors, architects and lenders.

Shelley Naughton, Head of Professional Negligence at Your Legal Friend commented: “Businesses and individuals frequently rely on the advice and skills of professionals such as solicitors, accountants, financial advisers and surveyors. The majority of these professionals provide an excellent service. However, when incorrect or negligent advice is given, the consequences can be considerable in terms of financial loss, disruption and anxiety. If someone does feel they have suffered negligence, they should speak to a solicitor about seeking legal redress. This is a complex area of law and it is important that people seek the advice they need to navigate their way through it.”

“We welcome conversations from anyone who is concerned they have experienced negligence from a professional to discuss their situation.”