Professional Negligence Claims

Our lawyers have extensive experience in issuing professional negligence claims against financial advisors, stockbrokers, options traders, solicitors, accountants and other professional advisors. If you have hired a professional advisor to assist you, and the advice you receive is below the standard expected by the law, you may be able to seek compensation.

What is Professional Negligence?

We put a lot of our trust and confidence into accredited service providers to navigate various complexities on our behalf - and it can have devastating consequences when they make bad choices, provide bad advice or act unprofessionally in any other way. It is reasonable to expect to receive professional, sound advice when enlisting the service of professionals.

When a service provided by certain professionals (eg accountants, lawyers, brokers, tax advisors) is negligent and it can be proved that they have breached the  duty of care they owe to you , you may be able to bring a claim in negligence against them.

Here at Gordon Legal, we have experts in this area of the law that are passionate about helping you achieve compensation and a sense of justice.

Time Restrictions

It’s important to note that there are time limitations that apply when considering a claim for compensation for professional negligence – get in touch with us today on 1300 57 25 18 to make sure your claim is within time. If you miss the time limit that applies to your claim, you may not be able to bring your claim before the Courts. 

We provide friendly and plain-speaking legal advice to help you understand the legal process, every step of the way.

We understand that when you have been let down or misled by a professional, there are emotional and mental consequences as well as financial ones. We also understand that undertaking a claim for compensation after going through the ordeal of receiving bad professional advice can feel daunting. We always strive to provide our expertise and services with compassion and care, and a commitment to helping real people.

Common Types of Claims

Our experienced, friendly lawyers can assist you with:


  • Incorrect financial advice (eg: tax-related advice, poorly conducted audits, poor financial analysis)
  • Negligent legal advice from lawyers (not acting in your best interest or against your instructions, badly drawn contracts, failure to make critical decisions
  • Unsatisfactory service from a financial advisor or accountant who causes you to lose money or other financial hardship
  • & more

Our People

James Naughton
James Naughton
Principal Lawyer
James Naughton
Principal Lawyer

James is a highly regarded commercial lawyer and litigator. He has successfully brought claims against Australia’s largest banks, stockbrokers and financial institutions. He has also acted for people and organisations subject to investigations by government agencies and has advised industry superannuation funds, unions and corporations on regulatory, governance and directorship issues.

James provides advice on contractual matters, corporate disputes, professional negligence and defamation claims. He also acts in complex matters – such as class actions and group litigation, including the Robodebt class action.

Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones
Principal Lawyer
Rachel Jones
Principal Lawyer

Rachel is an experienced litigator with diverse legal experience across various areas of the law including consumer law, building and construction disputes, fraud, professional negligence, defamation, corporate risk and family law.
Rachel started her legal career in 2007 in commercial litigation, acting in a broad range of commercial matters with a focus on consumer law, professional negligence and defamation.
Rachel has also acted as in-house counsel for a major Australian company and has advised on corporate risk and professional standards matters. Rachel has a special interest in consumer law and professional negligence, bringing a multi-disciplined approach to her practice.

We are here to help

If you believe you have experienced professional negligence and want some advice about next steps, get in tocuh with us today.

Call 1300 57 25 18

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