A centre of excellence for professional negligence claims.

Some firms focus on either pursuing claims or defending them, or acting solely for insurance clients or non-insurance clients.

We have stepped away from this approach.

With decades of experience in both pursuing and defending professional negligence claims, our lawyers have unique breadth and depth of experience of dealing with disputes from every angle.

Many clients already trust us with their transactional business before instructing us to defend their position or pursue losses they have suffered.

Others come to us because the service we offer is a little different to others in the marketplace.

Why is our approach to professional negligence different?

At the heart of every professional negligence dispute is a transaction. Whether it is a design liability issue in a construction project, a mis-sold financial product or the sale or purchase of a property or business.

Burness Paull is a legal brand of excellence in the Scottish marketplace for property transactions, corporate transactions and construction projects.

Trusting the firm’s centre of excellence with your dispute gives you access to expert lawyers with technical acumen and a successful track record of resolving disputes.

In addition, you will benefit from the fact our professional negligence team is supported by market-leading transactional teams and work closely with other specialists within our Dispute Resolution department to give you a genuinely holistic service.

Which sectors do our professional negligence lawyers cover?

Burness Paull’s professional negligence lawyers provide expert legal advice on professional liability claims and disputes across a wide variety of industries including:

We act for commercial clients, financial institutions, construction companies, investment management firms, pension trustees and private individuals, often backed by their insurers, as well as professional services firms and their insurers.

A full spectrum of professional negligence legal services

We advise on claims and court actions arising from advice by professional advisers. Alongside professional negligence claims, Burness Paull’s professional negligence team can deal with third party ombudsman claims and regulatory complaints and proceedings.

We have a strong track record of success in court, but our lawyers are also often involved in resolving claims out of court by means of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Our team also work closely with you on management liability issues, including directors and officers liability claims, policy coverage disputes and risk management advice.

Our professional negligence lawyers can advise on claims involving:

  • Construction professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Engineers
  • Insolvency Practitioners
  • Architects
  • Brokers
  • Actuaries
  • Investment managers

Burness Paull’s professional negligence lawyers have worked on some of the most high-profile cases in Scotland and advised on claims with UK wide and cross border issues.