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Professional Liability

“An impressive set”

Professional negligence section, The Legal 500

Our experience of professional liability litigation draws on our expertise in the underlying areas of practice of the professionals concerned. The range of work which Chambers undertakes in this field is wide. A significant proportion arises from mortgage lending and other property transactions, the conduct of litigation or advice given in relation to trusts, financial services transactions or the administration of pension funds. We act for and against solicitors, surveyors and valuers, financial practitioners, actuaries and pension consultants, accountants and auditors, barristers and other professionals.

We offer assistance at any stage in the progress of a claim from advising on the merits of potential proceedings or compliance with the Pre-Action Protocol through to advocacy at trial. We have considerable experience of the resolution of claims by mediation or arbitration. Several members of Chambers are qualified mediators.

Members’ understanding of trust and fiduciary principles is of increasing importance in the litigation of claims against professionals, particularly those who handle client money. We also draw on our experience of regulatory law and the remedies such as those offered by the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Pensions Ombudsman.

Members of Chambers accept instructions from both defendants and claimants. In appropriate cases, certain members are happy to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme.

In addition to litigating claims where the objective is to establish civil liability, various members of Chambers also have experience of regulatory and disciplinary proceedings before a variety of tribunals.

 

For More Information

Please click on the links to the left or contact a member of the clerking team.

 

Recent cases of note

 

For further details on each case, please view our Professional Liability brochure.