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We act for companies, partnerships, LLPs, directors and individuals in relation to a wide variety of professional negligence disputes. Some of our clients have a lot of experience of dealing with litigation. For others, their contact with us is their first experience of litigation or dispute resolution.
The Legal 500 (2022) says our experts "bring a wealth of experience across numerous sectors to solving problems for clients, and are commercial, strategic and fighters when necessary. Their work covers nearly every conceivable profession – auditors, solicitors, architects, police officers, sportsmen, to name but a few."
Our areas of expertise
Professionals are instructed to advise on a wide range of matters. On occasions, professionals’ advice is wrong, which can result in businesses and individuals suffering financial losses.
We have extensive experience in dealing with professional negligence disputes, which enables us to focus our advice directly on the area most relevant to you. Our experience also means that you can be confident that your case will be dealt with by an appropriate specialist in the field and will be supervised by a partner with significant knowledge of the area.
Our specialist team is able to provide advice on resolving a broad range of professional negligence disputes whether by litigation, negotiation or some form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation.
We can advise on claims against professionals, including:
- legal professionals
- accountants and tax advisers
- surveyors and valuers
- construction professionals, including contract administrators
- insurers and brokers
- financial advisers
We aim to help clients avoid disputes, or resolve them at an early stage. We offer a service tailored to the size and complexity of each case and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
We are prepared to consider alternative forms of funding in appropriate circumstances.
Our lawyers are experienced in areas such as property disputes, construction disputes, civil fraud, intellectual property disputes and breach of trust ensuring that you receive the breadth of support you require from lawyers who are able to see alternative approaches to resolving your problems.
We can also draw on the range of experience across the firm, so that we are able to consider and advise on issues relating to insolvency, matrimonial matters, property and any regulatory matters that may arise in the course of your dispute.
Francesca Kaye and Richard Frimston trained as mediators with ADR Group qualifying in 1996. Jason Hunter trained as a mediator with ADR Group qualifying as a mediator in 1997.www.adrgroup.co.uk
Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.
We also have a flexible and innovative approach to litigation funding which enables us to offer our clients, in appropriate cases, a series of funding choices tailored to their particular requirements. For further information please read our commercial litigation funding information sheet.
Property Litigation Association
The PLA is a members' organisation for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.www.pla.org.uk
The LSLA was formed in 1952 and currently represents the interests of a wide range of civil litigators in London. It has some 800 members throughout London among all the major litigation practices, ranging from the sole practitioner to major international firms.lsla.co.uk
The Commercial Litigation Association (CLAN)
CLAN's aim is to champion the cause of all who are involved in the practice and business of commercial dispute resolution in its broadest sense and from every walk of professional life whether Judge, Solicitor or barrister, trainee or pupil, academic or litigation funder.comlit.co.uk
The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association ("TeCSA") was established as the ORSA in 1990 to promote the interests of solicitors and their clients involved in litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, which involves construction, engineering, technology and IT disputes. TeCSA currently has over 250 members.www.tecsa.org.uk
Society of Construction Law
Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including ADR, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.www.scl.org.uk
ADR Group is acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading authority in mediation and other dispute resolution techniques. We are known for the quality service we continue to provide and have provided for the past 20 years.www.adrgroup.co.uk
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Leading the field in dispute resolution and conflict management. The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is an independent non-profit organisation with a public mission and supported by multinational business, law firms and public sector organisations.www.cedr.co.uk