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Professional Negligence Department

Midlands
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What the team is known for Noteworthy team which regularly defends professionals across a range of disciplines in relation to negligence claims. Assists with claims against solicitors, property agents and financial professionals, with particular experience in matters concerning fraud. Client base includes several large insurance companies. Regularly instructed on mandates relating to mortgages and tax mitigation schemes.

Notable practitioners


Julian Smart
regularly defends claims against accountants, solicitors and financial advisers. Sources describe him as "a very sensible litigator who has good judgement and is unflappable."


Lucy Tolond
primarily acts for professional indemnity insurers in relation to claims of negligence against professionals in the financial services industry. She has significant experience handling cases concerning allegations relating to the provision of negligent tax advice.