Professional Negligence Claims, Sexual Abuse Arnold Thomas & Becker is currently running a significant number of cases for individuals against other law firms for failing to provide expert advice in relation to sexual abuse claims. These types of cases are called professional negligence claims. Professionals (including lawyers), owe a duty of care to their clients and have a responsibility to provide advice in a professional and responsible way. If the professional advice is misleading or less than what should have been provided, you may be able to claim for the loss you have suffered as a result of their negligence. Our team of lawyers is currently taking action against a number of law firms (including Waller Legal and Knowmore Legal Services) for allegedly negligently representing former clients and costing them millions of dollars in settlement payouts. We have found that a number of law firms have failed to notify their clients that they may have been entitled to significant compensation if they had pursued other legal avenues. Our legal team has successfully run claims against other law firms and has secured our clients significantly more compensation. Our experience has found that a number of abuse lawyers are seeking out-of-court informal settlement ‘pathways’ instead of properly litigating claims for their clients. This approach usually resulted in limited settlements between $50,000 and $150,000. Our team has taken on professional negligence claims against Waller Legal and Knowmore, alleging these firms provided negligent representation and advice to their former clients, most of whom were victims of paedophile Catholic priests. One recent example is a victim of [paedophile priest] Father Kevin O’Donnell who was told by Waller Legal that his case could be worth as little as $150,000. Arnold Thomas & Becker took over the matter and the church paid him $2 million. If you think you have a case for professional negligence, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our team of expert negligence lawyers can help. You may be eligible for further compensation, which could be in the millions. How to make a claim The first step is to contact us. You can do this via our online form, or by contacting us on social media or on the phone. Any information you share with us will be treated as confidential. Take a stand against abuse and talk to an abuse lawyer today on 03 9034 8433.