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Clyde & Co LLP

Professional Negligence

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What the team is known for

Strong across the board for professional negligence, with regular standout work defending claims in the financial services, legal, construction and insurance sectors. Offers an international service to clients and attracts high praise from the market for its commercial approach. Clients include leading law firms, large insurers and the big four accountancy firms.

Strengths

A source states: "They are the best in the game."

An interviewee notes: "They have a really good, deep practice."

Work highlights

Successfully acted for Caunton Engineering and its insurers on a claim relating to the design and construction of the Starr Gate Tram Depot in Blackpool. It was alleged by the claimant that certain components were corroding at a faster rate than allowed under the contract and would not meet the design life.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Blair has a strong reputation in the market for his defence of professionals including solicitors, surveyors and accountants in professional negligence claims. He is particularly noted for his work on matters involving insurance brokers.

James Roberts focuses his practice on professional liability claims arising from the financial sector, including representation of accountants and directors.
"James Roberts is brilliant, great at identifying helpful and interesting points."

Neil Jamieson is well regarded in the market for his representation of solicitors in legal professional liability claims.
"He has a really pragmatic air and commercial authority - absolutely first class."

Richard Harrison is recognised for his wealth of knowledge and experience in the legal negligence space, with notable strength in multi-claimant litigation. He represents both barristers and solicitors in cases involving dishonesty and fraud.

Richard Moody regularly advises on liability claims in the construction sector and is noted for his significant experience acting for architects, surveyors and engineers.

Sarah Clover is a vastly experienced practitioner, frequently representing leading firms and barristers in sensitive negligence claims.
"She's a leader in the area, a go-to lawyer.""She has an outstanding reputation."

Simon Konsta has experience handling complex professional negligence claims for a wide range of clients, including accountancy firms, IT consultants and investment managers.

Department Information

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Overview

Professional and Financial Disputes​

This is among the firm’s largest departments and forms part of a global professional liability practice across the firm's international offices. In the UK, the London team is ranked in tier 1 by the directories and a number of the partners are individually ranked. The department’s work falls into three broad areas: the defence of professional services firms in claims and regulatory investigations (PI), coverage work relating to FI and D&O policies; and general commercial litigation. Many associates work across more than one of these areas and trainees have the opportunity to gain a wide variety of dispute resolution experience.

The department has specialist teams with a focus on each of the major professions, including law firms, accountants, property and construction professionals and insurance professionals, always acting in the defence of malpractice claims (often of high value) brought by claimants and regulators. The department’s work can involve complex cross-border issues and we often work alongside our colleagues in international offices.

The department’s reputation for excellence means that we tend to be involved in
some of the most high profile litigation in the High Court. Last year, one of our cases resulted in the team being named “Litigation Team of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards and the department will often be mentioned in The Lawyer’s list of the top 20 litigation cases for the year.

Professional Negligence

Clyde & Co LLP

firm
Location

St Botolph Building

138 Houndsditch

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 7AR

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London (Firms)

Professional Negligence


Andrew Blair
Band 2
James Roberts
Band 2
Neil Jamieson
Band 1
Richard Harrison
Band 1
Richard Moody
Band 4
Sarah Clover
Star Individuals

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