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Carson McDowell

Professional Negligence

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Northern IrelandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Exceptional practice advising on all aspects of professional negligence, with regular work relating to solicitors' negligence. Sizeable team composed of experienced lawyers at every level. Highlighted for its ability in complex mediations between multiple parties. Clients include a wide range of market-leading insurers. Active in handling high-value claims against surveyors and architects.

Notable practitioners

Declan Magee is well versed in handling a variety of professional negligence matters, including defending solicitors and finance professionals.

Hugh McGrattan continues to be highly respected for his longstanding experience in professional negligence matters.He acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including construction and legal.

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Overview

We are by far the largest team of lawyers in Northern Ireland specialising exclusively in the defence of professional negligence claims.

We act for a wide range of professional indemnity insurers both directly and via major law firms in England and the Republic of Ireland.

Our team of professional indemnity specialists offers true depth of experience, with highly experienced lawyers not just at partner level but also at associate and assistant level.

Due to the significant volume of professional indemnity work we handle, we have developed expertise in defence of claims across the professional indemnity spectrum, including claims against solicitors, architects, engineers, surveyors, accountants and financial advisers.

We regularly advise insurers on coverage and policy issues. 

Our team is recognised as an authority in the area of professional indemnity and we are regularly approached to provide presentations on risk management and claims to professional bodies including the Law Society of Northern Ireland, to final year architecture students at Queen’s University and to construction industry bodies such as RICS, ACE and ICE.

Members

McGrattan, Hugh (Head of Department)

Cockram, Timothy

Greenfield, Gillian

Magee, Declan

Magee, Kirsten

McAuley, Shauna

Clients

Law Society Master Policy Insurers in Northern Ireland

Industries

Construction

Financial services

Insurance

Medical (see separate submission)

Professional services

Professional Negligence

Carson McDowell

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Location

Murray House

Murray Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 6DN

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Northern Ireland

Professional Negligence


Declan Magee
Band 1
Hugh McGrattan
Band 1