Eversheds Sutherland

Professional Negligence Department

Midlands
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What the team is known for Strong reputation for handling professional negligence claims for national banks and building societies. Frequently advises on cases relating to residential as well as commercial lending. Also assists with pension-related claims against actuarial firms and solicitors acting for pension trustees and corporates. Wields expertise in handling smaller claims through to high-value complex claims relating to development and investment opportunities. Also assists with the defence of financial services clients in allegations of professional negligence.

Notable practitioners


Christopher Busby
regularly represents major banks, building societies and pension providers in claims against solicitors. He is well versed on claims relating to overvaluation, negligent investment advice and residential lending. Clients say: "He is very responsive and strategic, attuned to commercial and internal dynamics and easily acquires trust and understanding with non-legal stakeholders."


Neville Gray
advises banks as claimants in proceedings concerning allegations of negligent advice in residential and commercial lending transactions. Clients describe him as "very pragmatic and easy to work with."


Sarah Langham
acts for financial institutions on a variety of professional negligence claims. She regularly assists with claims concerning allegations of negligent property valuations and investment advice.