| Call 2005
Profile: Professional Liability
Experience and Expertise
Wendy is happy to accept instructions in professional negligence matters relating to all areas of her practice, particularly pensions.
Cases and Work of Note
- acted as junior counsel for the Trustees in Capita ATL Pension Trustees Ltd & Ors v Sedgwick Financial Services Ltd & Ors  EWHC 214 (Ch) in an application concerning section 14A of the Limitation Act 1980.
- advising a firm of solicitors in relation to their negligent advice concerning the effect of Foster Wheeler Ltd v Hanley and Ors  EWCA Civ 651;
- settling (with Leading Counsel) particulars of claim against former scheme advisers in relation to negligent advice provided in response to the proposed termination of employer contributions to the scheme;
- advising a mortgagee as to whether it could claim in negligence against its former solicitors where a consent to lease was granted with an alienation clause drafted such that the mortgagee did not have to approve any assignment. The lease was subsequently assigned without the mortgagee’s consent with adverse consequences;
- settling particulars of claim against scheme advisers in respect of a negligently drafted top-up pension scheme and ancillary documentation which erroneously gave the member the right to take both the top-up pension and the scheme pension without actuarial reduction at 60;
- advising a charity as to whether it could bring proceedings against its former solicitors where they failed to advise that a sub-tenant (who was a poor covenant) would be entitled to the protections and security of tenure provisions within Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 causing a potentially valuable dilapidations claim against the tenant to be lost by reason of section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927.