Independent professionals such as auditors, tax consultants and lawyers are being subjected more and more frequently to claims on the grounds of professional error. The news is full of terms such as ‘pressure groups’, ‘transparency’, ‘angry investors’ and ‘assertive consumers’. Moreover, recouping losses and settling scores regularly occur if a company is no longer able to fulfil its obligations due to factors such as the credit crunch and its aftermath, or even goes bankrupt. In such cases, it is important to enlist legal aid at an early stage in order to limit or prevent professional liability.
Ploum can provide you with legal assistance
At Ploum, our specialists will advise you at an early stage in civil or disciplinary proceedings. Our clients in this field include large companies, partnerships and individual professionals. We handle cases relating to the following:
- The legal profession
- Insurance brokers
- Liquidators and administrators
- Advice on tax matters
- Commercial property agencies and estate agencies
- Notarial practice
- Asset management
In addition, insurance companies often call us in to represent their clients’ interests in the handling of claims and proceedings that other lawyers are dealing with.
Know-how is the base
Our extensive experience in procedural law has enabled us to draw up a specific step-by-step plan to prevent and limit professional liability. And we also know exactly how to deal with the media in publicity-sensitive matters. Our team of professional liability specialists participate in various administrative bodies and regularly exchange knowledge with insurance companies, large insurance brokers and relevant occupational groups, which ensures a continual learning process for the members of our practice. It also means that we always keep abreast of future developments in law and on the market, and we can respond proactively to your needs. And we regularly organise lectures, courses and publications relating to professional liability as well.