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Professional Negligence

The team has extensive experience of acting for clients on claims where loss is alleged to have resulted from a professional’s negligence.

We advise and represent both claimants and defendants on claims against professional firms, including lawyers, auditors, tax advisers, actuaries and surveyors. Our specialist construction and engineering team advise on claims against professionals in that area.

Our work for claimants has ranged from advising on relatively small claims to those against the biggest City firms where losses have run into many millions.

We recognise that, given the trust vested by the client in a professional adviser, these claims are not the same as other forms of commercial claim, and we aim to manage the relationship with our clients with this in mind.


Ranked as a leading professional negligence practice

Legal 500 2016


Our experience

  • Defending a claim against a Slovak lawyer sued in English proceedings in relation to the acquisition of a Slovak company by a private equity group
  • Representing former owners of an IT business on their claim against a major City firm based on negligent drafting of the share purchase agreement entered into with the German buyer of the company
  • Representing large family estate on a claim against accountants and tax advisers based on negligent advice which resulted in improper claim for tax relief over several years and a substantial liability to interest and penalties

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