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We’re known for our ability to resolve the most complex and challenging professional negligence disputes.

We act for insurers and their policyholders. Our professional risk experts provide clear, prompt and practical advice on defending claims against the full spectrum of professionals. We also investigate and advise on insurance policy coverage issues. 

As one of the longest established legal teams in the insurance industry we are proud of the long-term relationships we have with many of our clients. It’s important to us that you trust us and feel you have the right people on your team, looking out for your interests.

We are particularly respected for our work defending lawyers, accountants, architects and surveyors and regularly act in disputes involving insureds that are ranked at the top of their profession. We also deal with claims brought against insurance intermediaries, investment and pensions professionals, IT consultants and other miscellaneous professions.

With experts based in the London market and across our regional offices, we combine the best market knowledge with flexibility of delivery and a range of cost options.

Our willingness to be there, providing clear, commercial advice is part of our bid to provide a client experience that can’t be beaten. We work hard to add real value to your business – not just by delivering results efficiently and cost-effectively, but also by demonstrating our commitment to innovation, understanding your objectives and anticipating your needs.

In short, we protect reputations and save money.

"The quality and frequency of their training is impressive. It is a very accessible and friendly firm that wants to get the job done."

"They are a national practice and bring a range of skill sets to their general offering."

Chambers 2017

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T:+44 (0)207 788 2320

What we do

We have particular experience in the following areas:

  • Solicitors and barristers
  • Accountants, auditors and tax professionals
  • Insurance brokers
  • Financial professionals
  • Surveyors, valuers, property brokers and property professionals
  • Construction professionals
  • Technology claims
  • Recruitment consultants
  • Auctioneers
  • Miscellaneous professionals.

Sector expertise

We have expertise across a range of sectors including:

Examples of work

  • Defending a professional negligence claim against a prominent firm of surveyors by a property trust and property investment funds, relating to the alleged mismanagement of a large portfolio of 20 commercial properties.  A complex matter involving multiple parties, large quantities of background documentation and sensitive relationships between the parties.
  • Coverage advice to insurers relating to a number of professionals involved in the promotion of and/or advice on Enterprise Zone schemes, film finance schemes and other tax mitigation schemes.
  • Advising insurance brokers facing allegations of negligence for their client's non-disclosure of material facts on placement, providing strategic advice on preventing the client's insurers from avoiding the policy, thereby mitigating any loss and lessening the chance of a claim against the brokers.
  • Undersettlement of personal injury claims.  We are involved in several cases defending solicitors who are alleged to have undersettled their clients' personal injury claims.  There is an emerging trend in these claims as claims centres are actively targeting those who have received personal injury damages and encouraging them to make meritless negligence claims.
  • Successfully opposing an appeal in a solicitors negligence claim.  Had the appeal been successful there would have been new law on the scope of a solicitors duty regarding investigation of the effectiveness of a client's opponent's insurance cover.