We bring our specialist expertise in our primary practice areas to professional liability cases arising in those fields: this includes pensions, financial services, trusts, property law, secured lending and other commercial transactions. Our barristers have been involved in some of the most notable professional liability cases in recent years, including Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon de Reya, the leading case on solicitors’ breach of trust liability in fraudulent conveyancing transactions.
Our 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 available through bodies such as the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Pensions Ombudsman.
We act for claimants and defendants in cases concerning solicitors, surveyors and valuers, financial practitioners, actuaries and pension consultants, accountants and auditors, barristers and other professionals.
We recognise that it is often in the best interests of our clients for their disputes to be resolved through ADR. Our barristers frequently represent clients in negotiations, mediations and arbitrations with a number of the team being themselves accredited mediators.