Many professional negligence cases are brought by private individuals against their professional advisers. Typical cases may include property surveyors and valuers, legal advisers (both lawyers and prosecutors), independent financial advisers, architects and other building professionals such as surveyors, engineers and project managers, insurance brokers, accountants, independent financial advisers and many others. Lay applicants may feel very distant from the legal process, however well informed their lawyers may be, as the process moves from protocol correspondence to the proceedings.