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Shantanu Majumdar

| Call 1992

Profile: Professional Liability

Experience and Expertise

Shantanu acts for and against solicitors, barristers, insurance brokers, financial advisers, accountants, insolvency practitioners, surveyors and engineers and has a particular expertise in associated questions of limitation. The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 identifies him as a leading junior in the field.


Cases and Work of Note

His recent work includes the following:

He continues to advise and act for a firm of solicitors in a complex dispute about their (innocent) involvement in a series of mortgage frauds including:



Shantanu speaks and writes regularly on professional negligence and related topics.

He is the editor of

He also wrote the practice notes on both limitation and professional negligence for Lexis PSL.

Trust Me – Commercial Litigation Journal, October 2010 – a review of the law relating to limitation and fiduciaries.

To have & have not – New Law Journal (2010) 160 NLJ 348 – Axa Insurance Ltd v Akther: limitation and professional negligence – the date of occurrence of actual loss. (Cited in Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence 12th Ed)

The burden of history – New Law Journal N.L.J. (2007) Vol.157 No.7285 Pages 1136-1137 – Considers the provisions of the Limitation Act 1980 s.36 and the way in which statutory limitation periods may apply by analogy to claims for an equitable remedy in the light, in particular of P&O Nedlloyd BV v Arab Metals Co (The UB Tiger) on the application of s.36 to a claim for specific performance.

Haward v Fawcetts revisited – New Law Journal N.L.J. (2007) Vol.157 No.7260 Pages 245-247 discusses the effect of the House of Lords decision in this case on knowledge of matters of law under s 14A of the Limitation Act 1980 (latent damage).

Shantanu Majumdar
"Mixes a very client-friendly approach with a first-rate ability on paper and on his feet."

The Legal 500