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Professional Negligence Lawyers


Professional Negligence Lawyers

At Gerard Malouf & Partners, we know exactly what is required to be successful in a claim for professional negligence. If you believe you have been the victim of professional negligence, then you need to talk to our expert professional negligence lawyers.

We are accredited legal specialists with over thirty-five years experience in getting the best compensation possible for people who have suffered injury as a result of professional negligence.

Years Experience

winning successful cases for our clients.


winning Professional Negligence Claims

Claims won

translating to billions of dollars for our clients.

Your Rights

What Compensation Can You Receive?

Professional negligence can occur in a wide range of circumstances, however the main ingredient is that there was a failure by the professional to exercise a reasonable degree of skill and care. 

If it is found that a professional has failed to provide this, and you have suffered loss and damage as a result of this failure, then you may be entitled to damages for that loss. These damages can include:

  • Your past medical expenses that were incurred as a result of the negligence.
  • Any economic loss you have suffered as a result of the professional negligence, including both the current and potential future loss of wages.
  • Non-economic loss, encompassing the psychological impact of your injury.
  • The cost of future care that you may require, generally in the form of a lump sum payment.
Your professional negligence lawyer will inform you as to what you’re specifically entitled to and assist in gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim. This may involve collecting medical records, expert third-party opinions and other relevant documentation used to prove the extent of your injuries and the breach of care. 
Common causes of professional negligence claims include the failure to provide necessary advice on a critical issue, such as a financial advisor withholding important information about an investment; unreasonable project delays, also resulting in economic loss; or poorly executed services or treatments lacking reasonable care, leading to physical or psychological harm. Such claims can apply to any industry, yet are most prevalent in the medical, legal and financial sectors, given their direct impact on individuals’ lives and well-being.

Managing Professional Negligence Claims

At Gerard Malouf & Partners, a professional negligence claim begins with an initial consultation with one of our professional negligence lawyers. Your solicitor will talk to you over the phone or at our offices, during which, we will look at the circumstances surrounding your injury and provide you with expert advice on the recommended course of action for compensation. 

We will explain our no-win, no-fee policy so that you understand exactly what your legal costs may be. We are the only law firm in Australia that gives our clients a written commitment to reduce our legal fees in the event you are not happy.

Our professional negligence lawyers will then arrange for your professional negligence claim to be reviewed by a team of expert consultants, including doctors and medical specialists, accountants, engineers and experienced barristers. From there, eligibility will be determined, taking into account the following factors:

  • Whether the negligence professional owed a duty of care.
  • The circumstances in which the duty of care was breached.
  • The consequential loss, whether financial or psychological.

Throughout the whole process, your solicitor will provide you with the legal advice necessary. We have the ability to thoroughly investigate professional negligence claims, which greatly increases our client’s prospects of success.

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Frequently Asked Questions

More information about Professional Negligence Claims

Commonly asked questions concerning professional negligence claims for compensation.

If you have suffered at the hands of another’s negligence — whether the suffering is in the form of an injury, illness or psychological impairment — you may be eligible for compensation. Provided that the negligent person or business legally owed you a duty of care, and their failure to fulfil that duty directly resulted in your injury, you likely have grounds for a compensation claim.

With that said, the specifics of your case will largely determine how much compensation you’re owed — an experienced compensation lawyer can provide you with personalised insight and guidance on the strength of your case.

If you are the victim of negligence or feel you are eligible for compensation due to a personal injury or other incident, then you should contact an expert legal team to discuss your options.

But with so many different firms seemingly offering the same services, how do you know who to hire to represent you should you decide to proceed with your case?

Gerard Malouf & Partners has experienced lawyers across a range of services, from medical negligence claims and public liability compensation to asbestos-related claims and inheritance disputes. We have the necessary means to provide you with expert legal advice, ensuring that you’re maximally compensated for in your professional negligence case.

In the case of filing a personal injury claim due to another’s professional negligence, there is a three-year time limit. For other cases with only financial implications where no injury was sustained, there is a six-year time limit.

There are four main types of negligence: ordinary negligence, contributory negligence, comparative negligence and vicarious negligence:

  1. Ordinary negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care that a prudent person would under similar circumstances, resulting in another’s harm.
  2. Contributory negligence asserts that the plaintiff’s — injured person’s — party contributed to the harm they suffered. Consequently, the damages awarded are reduced by the percentage of fault.
  3. Comparative negligence allows for shared fault between the parties involved in an accident or injury.
  4. Vicarious liability for negligence refers to the legal responsibility of one person or entity for the negligent actions of another person that caused damage to a plaintiff.

It’s not on your shoulders to determine which category applies to you. Our professional negligence solicitors will work with you to piece together a strong case, partnering toward a successful claim.

A no-win, no-fee lawyer can help you pursue your case without the financial risk that would usually be associated with a lawsuit.

Opting for a no-win, no-fee legal team means you will only be charged for their services if you succeed in your claim. This takes away a considerable amount of pressure, allowing you to proceed with a case without worrying about how to cover the costs if you lose.

"Thank you so much for your assistance & thorough work with no fuss, no lengthy delays, and your communication, honesty, assurance & promptness. I’ll highly recommend you to anyone that needs help with their superannuation and insurance and appreciate all your efforts & patience with me not being well. I can finally improve a little & move on with my life as much as possible with peace of mind & without so many financial, mental, and physical struggles."

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Our Difficult Case Policy

At Gerard Malouf & Partners, it’s our professional obligation to strive for maximum justice and achievable compensation. 

Our difficult case policy ensures that our senior lawyers and experience management team oversee cases that are more challenging to receive a positive outcome. This makes sure that we achieve the best results for our clients seeking accident injury compensation.

We maintain integrity by not accepting a case if we believe it is unlikely to result in compensation, or if the costs to our client outweigh the benefits.

 This is our core philosophy and what differentiates us from other law firms.

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Gerard Malouf & Partners have provided friendly, experienced legal advice to communities across Australia for over 35 years. Our Personal Injury Lawyers have taken on ten’s of thousands of cases and we are proud to have won billions of dollars for our clients.
Meet the diverse and dynamic team of compensation lawyers and supporting staff that have made this all happen below. Our multi-lingual team can discuss your claims in Arabic, Assyrian, Turkish, Greek, Italian, French, Serbian, Croatian, Armenian, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi or Malayalam.
Meet the diverse and dynamic team of compensation lawyers and supporting staff that have made this all happen below. Our multi-lingual team can discuss your claims in Arabic, Assyrian, Turkish, Greek, Italian, French, Serbian, Croatian, Armenian, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi or Malayalam.

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