Professional Negligence

As a client or a customer, a person has a right to expect that the services provided or the advice given measure up to a reasonable and appropriate standard. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. When a problem with professional service arises it can be difficult to know where to turn to.

At Lavelle we have an experienced team of solicitors to investigate and advise on professional negligence. Where a professional fails in their duty, the public have a right to expect fair and impartial advice on the matter complained of.

Financial Advisors, bank and insurance brokers

At Lavelle we have been instructed in many cases of the miss-selling of financial products through intermediaries.  The duty on a financial intermediary to ensure that financial products are properly constructed and sold to the appropriate client in the appropriate manner is a very high one.

We are the leading Irish firm in the area of Investment Disputes and we have built up an extensive network of the best independent experts to advise on a wide range of investments.

If you believe that you have been miss-sold a product please make contact with Ciarán Leavy.


In many building cases either defective design or construction can lead to a right of action by an owner against the professional team that provided the building. All professionals should carry appropriate indemnity insurance for errors made by them in the course of their profession.  If you believe that your property has been inappropriately designed or constructed you may have a right of action against one or more of the professional team involved in providing the building.

For more information on the advice we provide in this area please contact Ciarán Leavy.


Like all professionals accountants have a duty of care for their clients and others who may have cause to rely upon their professional work.  This can take the form of a failure to properly complete annual accounts or to other services requested of them by their clients in a timely and appropriate manner.

If you have any queries regarding the professional competence of your accountant please contact Ciarán Leavy.


Many auctioneers and valuers are charged with providing valuations for buildings for both private clients and institutions such as banks.  An appropriate valuation can create a loss and this may be actionable against the auctioneers.

If you feel that you have suffered a loss as a result of an inappropriate valuation please contact Ciarán Leavy.