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Professional Negligence

The experienced professional negligence team at Elysium Law advises both Claimants and Defendants in Professional Negligence claims brought by or against solicitors, accountants, surveyors, and other professionals, as well as Trustees. We have successfully acted in many cases against Solicitors, Accountants and other professionals.

Our approach is to attempt resolve cases quickly and cost effectively where possible, making successful use of the procedures set out in the Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol, Part 36 CPR Offers and ADR usually in the form of Mediation. 

An example of our extensive experience includes our recent litigation involving multiple claims for professional negligence and breach of contract against conveyancing solicitors relating to off-plan fractional residential development schemes, resulting in many multi-million pound recoveries for client groups.

Claims regarding Failed Off-Plan Developments

Elysium Law were instructed by large groups in multiple claims for professional negligence, breach of trust and breach of contract against conveyancing solicitors relating to off-plan fractional residential development schemes.

These claims, whilst involving different developments were similar in that a Developer marketed and sold units in an off-plan project, predominantly to overseas buyers. These buyers intended to let the units upon completion. The developments use a fractional sales model and buyers typically paid large deposits of 50%-80% of the total purchase price. These deposits were due to be used to fund completion of the project and were held on trust within a ‘buyer company’, usually with the Sellers solicitor as director, pursuant to a legal charge.

The money held within the buyer company was then spent on construction and more pertinently marketing and the buyers lost their deposits with little to no building work completed.

Elysium Law have obtained many multi-million pound recoveries for client groups.

For more information please read our article on this topic.

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